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Badi, S and Diamantidou, D (2017) A social network perspective of building information modelling in Greek construction projects. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(06), 406–22.

Emmitt, S (2017) Editorial. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(06), 405.

Hua, Y and Liu, A M M (2017) An investigation of person-culture fit and person-task fit on ICT adoption in the Hong Kong construction industry. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(06), 423–38.

Kalantari, S, Shepley, M M, Rybkowski, Z K and Bryant, J (2017) Designing for operational efficiency: facility managers’ perspectives on how their knowledge can be better incorporated during design. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(06), 457–78.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Designer; facility management; building performance; design process; collaboration;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2017.1348333
  • Abstract:
    There is a growing agreement among researchers and practitioners that the input of facility managers (FMs) can be a vital resource during the architectural design process. FMs are responsible for the everyday operations of buildings, and are therefore aware of many practical details of maintenance and efficiency that designers may overlook. However, despite the recognized benefits of collaboration between designers and FMs, there are significant obstacles that have so far prevented the widespread implementation of this partnership. The current study used data from 30 in-depth interviews and a widely distributed survey of FMs in three international regions to identify some of the obstacles that prevent collaboration between FMs and designers. Based on these data, the authors also developed specific recommendations for better incorporating the knowledge of FMs into the design process. Difficulties in communication and cultural barriers between the two fields were found to be the most pervasively reported obstacles, closely followed by the perception that designers are unaware or uninterested in the contributions that FMs can offer. Educational initiatives, technology training, and structural incentives were among the proposed solutions. The study resulted in a simple visual model of best practices for promoting collaboration, as well as a separate model for organizing the contributions of FMs during design.

Knotten, V, Lædre, O and Hansen, G K (2017) Building design management – key success factors. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(06), 479–93.

Nibbelink, J, Sutrisna, M and Zaman, A U (2017) Unlocking the potential of early contractor involvement in reducing design risks in commercial building refurbishment projects – a Western Australian perspective. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(06), 439–56.