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Title: Improving building design through integrated planning and control
Authors: Austin, Simon A.
Baldwin, Andrew N.
Steele, John
Keywords: Integration
Design
Management
Process
Collaboration
Web
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: © Emerald
Citation: AUSTIN, S.A., BALDWIN, A.N. and STEELE, J., 2002. Improving building design through integrated planning and control. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 9(3), pp. 249 - 258.
Abstract: The construction industry is acutely aware of the need to improve the integration, planning and control of its design and production processes. A number of projects undertaken within Loughborough, Salford and Cambridge Universities, in collaboration with a number of construction industry organisations, are addressing this issue by investigating, and developing tools to assist, the design and construction process. Emerging from these projects is the common need for IT systems and support that will facilitate the capture, storage and retrieval of project knowledge. It is only by relating these compatible IT applications to a common and recognisable project process framework that construction industry organisations will be able to make optimum use of the available technological developments. This paper describes the development of techniques and strategies to support the integrated planning and control of design through the collaboration of the main designers, suppliers and contractor working on complex building projects, and discusses the relevance of clustering these in relation to the phases and activities of a generic model of design and construction.
Description: This is an article from the journal, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management [© Emerald]. It is also available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/eb021220
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/eb021220
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4880
ISSN: 0969-9988
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