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Austin, S A, Baldwin, A N, Baizhan, L and Waskett, P (2000) Analytical design planning technique (ADePT): a dependency structure matrix tool to schedule the building design process. Construction Management and Economics, 18(02), 173-82.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: ADePT; design; design management; matrix analysis; planning
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/014461900370807
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.