Analytical design planning technique (ADePT): a dependency structure matrix tool to schedule the building design process
journal contributionposted on 25.06.2009, 09:20 authored by Simon Austin, Andrew Baldwin, Baizhan Li, Paul R. Waskett
Current planning practice takes little account of the interdisciplinary, iterative nature of the building design process. This leads to a compromised design process containing inevitable cycles of rework together with associated time and cost penalties in both design and construction. The analytical design planning technique (ADePT) is a planning methodology which helps to overcome these difficulties. The central part of ADePT is a dependency structure matrix (DSM). This paper describes DSM techniques and a tool developed to optimize the design process.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering