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posted on 2010-05-10, 09:00 authored by Simon Austin, Andrew Baldwin, Jamie W. Hammond, Paul R. Waskett
Traditionally, the building design process has been poorly understood and planned, and has been treated as completely separate from the construction process. This has resulted in a range of inefficiencies in the overall project process. This paper describes two related research projects which have produced techniques for planning and managing the design process, and improving the way the design and construction processes interface. These techniques are based around the use of process models and the application of dependency structure matrix (DSM) analysis, an optimisation tool, and have been developed through joint industry and UK government research. The research is being undertaken at Loughborough University in the UK, and the findings and techniques are being tested and applied in industry by designers and planners from the projects’ collaborating organisations.


CIB Task Group 33 & VTT Building Technology



  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


AUSTIN. S.A. ... et al, 1999. Application of the Analytical Design Planning Technique in the project process. IN: Hannus, M., Salonen, M. and Kazi, A.S. (eds.). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Concurrent Engineering in Construction (CEC99) Conference, 25-27 August 1999, Espoo, Finland.


International Council for Building Research


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This conference paper was presented at CEC99: http://cic.vtt.fi/cec99/index.html


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