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Products and Services: Facilitation Services

DQI USA PROVIDES FACILITATION SERVICES (“FACILITATION”) IN THOSE CASES WHERE THE CLIENT HAS DIFFICULTY OUTLINING THE GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PROJECT BEFORE THEM, OR IS UNABLE TO FIND A QUALIFIED THIRD-PARTY DQI TRAILBLAZER OR DQI FACILITATOR.

Facilitation services include a DQI Scorecard, which is a summary of the various metrics that the DQI algorithm presents. Facilitation services can include a detailed written assessment report, but the reports and any Scorecard interpretation are an additional service. Please see Assessment Services for additional information.

If the project has special objectives (such as, “poor access is desirable” for reasons of security) that do not fall under “normal” circumstances, the DQI FAVE module can be used to further customize design goals. In a typical DQI FAVE module, all key stakeholders (or people who can represent faithfully that group’s goals and desires for the project) meet to discuss and come to consensus on various aspects of the buildings design. The DQI FAVE can be particularly useful when no clear vision for a project exists.

DQI USA will facilitate such DQI FAVE module meetings and help attending stakeholders come to consensus on questions such as “How important is it for us to make sure that there is natural sunlight in the building?” and, more philosophically “Is it more important for the building look good or to function well in the aggregate?”

By the end of the session, consensus will be attained on all points, though some the consensus on some points will be stronger than on others, and there should be a clear vision that can be communicated to the design team.

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