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dc.contributor.authorArtan, D.
dc.contributor.authorErgen, E.
dc.contributor.authorTekçe, Işılay
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to provide insight to decision makers such as designers, facility managers and renovators of office buildings on how office occupants perceive acoustical comfort. In the first step, a detailed literature analysis was performed to determine the main criteria that can be used to measure acoustical comfort in office buildings. In the second step, interviews were undertaken with 12 facility managers, and work orders related to acoustical comfort were extracted from facility management and computerized maintenance management software systems. As a result, a list of occupant feedback and complaint types related to acoustical comfort were determined and a hierarchical structure was established. In the third step, a survey was conducted with 308 office employees to determine (1) the importance and satisfaction levels in acoustical comfort criteria and (2) number of respondents who have complaints in each complaint type. The findings present the common reasons behind acoustical discomfort and consequences of poor acoustical performance. It can be concluded that the occupants are more dissatisfied with the lack of acoustical privacy than with the level of noise or echo. In terms of noise level, occupants are most dissatisfied by ‘noise due to conversations’ compared to other sources of noise such as footsteps, ventilation or office equipment.en_US
dc.publisherGlobal Science and Technology Forumen_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering
dc.titleAcoustical comfort in office buildingsen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentÖzyeğin University
dc.contributor.authorID(ORCID 0000-0002-5931-7470 & YÖK ID 47887) Tekçe, Işılay
dc.contributor.ozuauthorTekçe, Işılay
dc.subject.keywordsAcoustical comforten_US
dc.subject.keywordsOccupant satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsOffice buildingsen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryConference Paper - International - Institutional Academic Staff

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