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Austin, S, Baldwin, A and Waskett, P (1997) Development of a prototype building design management tool. In: Stephenson, P (Ed.), Proceedings 13th Annual ARCOM Conference, 15-17 September 1997, Cambridge, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 399–407.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: design; management; matrix analysis; modelling; planning
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0 86 339 759 X
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar1997-399-407_Austin_Baldwin_and_Waskett.pdf
  • Abstract:
    This paper describes techniques that are being developed to model the process of detailed building design and from this, to determine design sequences and produce design programmes. The basis of the methodology is that it will enable design activities to be programmed and monitored based on the production of information rather than the completion of design deliverables such as drawings and specifications. The relative importance of information within the design process will be analysed allowing the process to be programmed in such a way that an optimum design sequence can be achieved and areas of work requiring tasks to be undertaken in an iterative manner can be identified. The allocation of resources and estimate of duration of tasks within iterative groups can then be undertaken more effectively. The methodology will also enable the effect of external influences, such as the procurement programme, on the design sequence to be analysed, and the overall process of design, procurement and construction to be reviewed.