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Ambiente Construído

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PATTERSON, Claudia Bartolo  and  ABRAHAO, Júlia Issy. Architectural programming from the perspective of ergonomics: a case study in the public sector. Ambient. constr. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.3, pp. 177-195. ISSN 1678-8621.

The lack of correspondence between the constructed environments and the use of Brazilian Judicial buildings suggests the difficult that architects have to deal, by their design, with the qualitative and the quantitative requirements of both employees and organization. The association of the activity ergonomic approach to architectural programming was done to answer the demand for a new headquarters building of a judicial agency. Taking into account a master dissertation as empirical reference, this paper intends to define parameters, based on methodological procedures, to support programming process. The multidisciplinary team involved in the research allowed connecting the diferent steps of the work ergonomic analysis. The implementation of focus groups made it possible to collect data from different employees' representations. The area modules definition, based on the collected data, added qualitative elements to the dimensioning process of the design. Systematic observations of a sample of this study completed the data validation. We enhance the importance of this subject expecting that architects could get closer to public buildings design adding the work reality to the constructed environments designed by them.

Keywords : Architecture; Ergonomics; Architectural programming; Work ergonomic analysis.

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