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Cole-Colander, C (2003) Designing the Customer Experience. Building Research & Information, 31(05), 357–66.

Cooper, R, Bruce, M, Wootton, A, Hands, D and Daly, L (2003) Managing design in the extended enterprise. Building Research & Information, 31(05), 367–78.

Espinoza, D and Morris, J W F (2013) Decoupled NPV: a simple, improved method to value infrastructure investments. Construction Management and Economics, 31(05), 471-96.

Fellows, R and Liu, A M M (2013) Use and misuse of the concept of culture. Construction Management and Economics, 31(05), 401-22.

Gann, D M, Salter, A J and Whyte, J K (2003) Design Quality Indicator as a tool for thinking. Building Research & Information, 31(05), 318–33.

Gibson, E G and Gebken, R J (2003) Design quality in pre-project planning: applications of the Project Definition Rating Index. Building Research & Information, 31(05), 346–56.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: architectural programming; briefing; design quality; planning charrettes; pre-project planning; project definition rating index; scope definition
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=mj96rvmqfm692ba8
  • Abstract:
    The development of the project scope definition package is one of the major tasks in the pre-project planning process. It is where risks associated with the project are analysed, early designs are formulated, critical decisions are made and the specific project execution approach is defined. However, early planning in many cases is not performed well in the building industry, and, as a result, the building sector suffers from poor or incomplete scope definition, frequently experiencing considerable changes that result in significant cost and schedule overruns. The Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) is a weighted score sheet used for determining the level of scope definition of building projects during pre-project planning. Developed by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in 1999, this tool has been widely adopted by various owners and designers in the building industry. Using the PDRI while conducting planning charrettes (i.e. intense focus meetings involving key stakeholders) provides a collaborative environment that can enhance design quality during pre-project planning by integrating the perspectives of the various project participants. The background of the PDRI, its benefits for the project and use of the PDRI in planning charrettes, including key participants, required resources and outcomes, are assessed. Recommendations are provided for project professionals about the use of the charrette approach for planning.

Goh, Y M and Chua, D (2013) Neural network analysis of construction safety management systems: a case study in Singapore. Construction Management and Economics, 31(05), 460-70.

Hansen, K L and Vanegas, J A (2003) Improving design quality through briefing automation. Building Research & Information, 31(05), 379–86.

Odeyinka, H A, Lowe, J and Kaka, A P (2013) Artificial neural network cost flow risk assessment model. Construction Management and Economics, 31(05), 423-39.

Pinder, J, Iii, R S and Saker, J (2013) Stakeholder perspectives on developing more adaptable buildings. Construction Management and Economics, 31(05), 440-59.

Thomson, D S, Austin, S A, Devine-Wright, H and Mills, G R (2003) Managing value and quality in design. Building Research & Information, 31(05), 334–45.

Whyte, J K and Gann, D M (2003) Design Quality Indicators: work in progress. Building Research & Information, 31(05), 387–98.