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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Improving School Building Quality In The State Of São Paulo, Brazil
Author: Savioli Deliberador M.
Kowaltowski D.C.C.K.
Abstract: This paper presents the results of an investigation conducted in the State of São Paulo, Brazil with the architects who are responsible for the design of school buildings for the public sector. The study was based on structured interviews to characterize the specific design process. Questions on the specific design concepts applied by the architects included environmental comfort aspects and sustainability as a guiding principle. Results showed that the design process is strongly influenced by local school building agency - FDE (Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Educação) with little leeway for innovation. In relation to aspects of thermal comfort and sustainability the professionals mentioned few items. One of the reasons for this lack of concern can be attributed to the standardized construction system adopted by the State and the need for cost reductions. The design process was compared to recommendations found in the literature on high performance school buildings. Some opportunities for change could be identified. Although the results are not encouraging in bringing about improvements in the school building conditions, there are signs of change that should be explored. Finally, the characterization of the local school design process indicates the need for better assessment tools and access to technical information directly applicable to design issues.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2011
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