Active Projects

MSV1: Theoretical perspectives on performance indicators, parameters and modelling approaches to be considered during the design of healthcare facilities

Project Facts

Start date: June 2011
End date: November 2013
Investigators Professor Andrew Price; Dr. Monjur Mourshed
Staff Employed Shariful Shikder; M. Ashikur Joarder
Status Complete

Project Partners

• Babington Court Care Home
• HOK Architects, Skanska UK
• Simul8, SIMUL8 Corporation,
• Assura, Active Plan, MACE, Space Syntax, Integra,
• Arup, Avanti Architects, DLA Freemanwhite,
• Sedgwick Igoe,
• Nightingale Associate
• Great Ormand Street Hospital
• NHS Leicestershire and Rutland PCT, NHS Leicester City PCT, NHS Milton Keynes PCT, Southampton PCT, NHS Salford Royal PCT, NHS Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust, NHS St Thomas’s and Guys PCT, NHS Salford & Salford Royal FT

Project Partners

HaCIRIC
Department of Civil and Building Engineering
Loughborough University
Ashby Road
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
T: +44 (0) 15 0922 2627
E: a.d.f.price@lboro.ac.uk

The overall aim was to identify and where appropriate develop theory on various performance indicators, parameters and modelling approaches to be considered during the design of healthcare facilities. The main objectives were to:
• identify various performance indicators and parameters that need to be considered during the design of healthcare facilities;
• investigate the factors that affect decision making during layout planning of healthcare facilities;
• identify and evaluate relevant tools for modelling and simulating building design and performance will be identified and evaluated.
• publish research papers focusing on conceptual issues arising from this work (sharing knowledge and experience from previous work);
• identify users' perception of factors related to hospital design and develop a methodology to optimise the space layout of healthcare facilities as an evidence based design, with automated layout planning and mathematical optimisation techniques in the decision making process; and
• explore how space utilisation is defined in healthcare facilities and assessment the constraints to improved space utilisation.