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A case for a mobile architecture and built environment laboratory

Luther, Mark and Treloar, Graham 2003, A case for a mobile architecture and built environment laboratory, in AUBEA 2003 : working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., pp. 83-88.

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Title A case for a mobile architecture and built environment laboratory
Author(s) Luther, Mark
Treloar, Graham
Conference name Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association. Conference (28th : 2003 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 9 - 11 Jul. 2003
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2003 : working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association
Editor(s) Langston, Craig
Publication date 2003
Conference series Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association Conference
Start page 83
End page 88
Total pages 6 p.
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Summary Deakin University and other research and industry partners have recently won a grant for the establishment of a Mobile Architecture and Built Environment Laboratory (MABEL). MABEL provides the first means of integrated, on-site measurement of the key aspects of the built environment (power, sound, light and comfort) using the latest instrument technology. There exists an ongoing need to establish a versatile and comprehensive in-situ testing facility for built internal environments, for the provision of research, education, training and technology diffusion. The ability to make on-site measurements across the environmental spectrum is unique and important. Individual measurements might demonstrate improved lighting performance, reduced power consumption, and improved ventilation or better building acoustics. More importantly, an integrated perspective will address an interaction in terms of energy efficiency and overall occupant comfort. H is recognised that many of the parameters we can measure with existing instrumentation remain unresolved regarding their diagnostic significance on occupant health, comfort and productivity. Also, developed standards for in-situ measurement are at an emerging state, in the delivery of reliable and useful assessment methods. This paper discusses the inception and role of the MABEL facility for building research, learning and teaching.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 0958192510
9780958192514
Language eng
Field of Research 120303 Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, AUBEA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005008

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