Gharib, Remah Y. "Book Review: Preliminary Reflections on Enhancing Building Performance by Shauna Mallory-Hill, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, and Chris Watson (editors)," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 7, issue 1 (2013): 186-189.
This 2012 book is a new addition in the field of Building Performance Evaluation (BPE). This contribution consists of 26 chapters in six parts, edited by Shauna Mallory-Hill, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, and Chris Watson, three editors with various professional backgrounds and intensive experience in the field. Shauna Mallory-Hill is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba with a wide research and teaching experience in the field of building performance evaluation. Wolfgang Preiser is a professor emeritus in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. Preiser holds a strong record of books and publications in the field of building analysis and post operations evaluation. Christopher Watson presents the practical experiences and adds a great value to fill the crucial gap between academics, researchers and practitioners. Many contributors come from different part of the world and offering their experience in enhancing the performance of buildings and environments on their contexts. This review highlights key features of these contributions.