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Workplace Environmental Design in Architecture for Public Health
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Table of Contents

Preface
Contents
Glossary
List of Symbols


Introduction:
Office environmental design and public health: The challenge
A.1 Aims

PART ONE Physical Activity and Disease: Theory and Practice

Chapter 1 Physical Activity and Health Promotion
1.1 Physical activity and public health recommendation
1.2 Interdisciplinary approach to physical activity

PART TWO Space-use and the History of the Office Building

Chapter 2 Office Building: A Brief Historical Overview
2.1 Ancient times
2.2 Modern era
2.3 From the 18th to the 20th century
2.4 From the 20th century office site to the new workplace
2.5 Current thinking and future design implications
Chapter 3 Current Office Design, User Activity, and Occupancy Evaluation
3.1 IT integration in space: Impacts on activity and job interaction
3.2 Effects of the design of offices on occupant activity and occupancy evaluation method

PART THREE Research Methods
Chapter 4 Introduction to Methods for Measuring Activity

4.1 The difference between space-use topography and topology
4.2 Physical activity measurement methods: Accuracy and cost
Chapter 5 Selected Research Methods of Data Collection
5.1 Method
5.1.1 Direct observation
5.1.2 Interview questionnaire
5.1.3 Diaries and activity monitoring
Chapter 6 Research Data Collection
6.1 Setting up the data collection
Chapter 7 Data collection results

PART FOUR Identifying Influential Office Architectural Design Factors of Mobility

Chapter 8 Statistical Analysis
8.1 Models
8.2 Participant characteristics
8.3 Observation clustering
8.4 Testing the research hypothesis
8.5 Results and discussion
8.5.1 Model 1. Results
8.5.2 Model 2. Results
Chapter 9 KINESIS model
9.1 The model
9.1.1 Justification of terms in the equation for U
9.1.2 Method to calculate E for a given trip
9.2 Simulation
9.2.1 A standard layout
9.2.2 Modified layouts
Chapter 10 Discussion
10.1 Architecture, occupant activity, and the management of office space
10.2 Challenges

Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
Electronic sources

About the Author

Stamatina Th. Rassia is an architect engineer holding a diploma in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece. She has an MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rassia is an expert on topics of public health promotion by architectural design.

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