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Papers have been presented on the ADePT planning and management approach at DSM Conferences
going back to 2000. The approach is now in widespread use in industrial applications, ranging from a
US$4M building fit-out project to a £4Bn urban redevelopment project, and a number of practices
have been established to ensure design planning and control is undertaken in the most effective way
The impacts of the approach’s use have recently been assessed, highlighting a number of areas where
benefit is derived and showing a significant return on the investment required to implement the