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Abdallah, A, Assaf, S and Hassanain, M A (2019) Assessment of the consequences of deficiencies in design documents in Saudi Arabia. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 15(04), 282–96.

Ekström, D, Rempling, R and Plos, M (2019) Integrated project team performance in early design stages – performance indicators influencing effectiveness in bridge design. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 15(04), 249–66.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Importance performance analysis (IPA); integrated project teams; organisational hierarchy; organisational structure; project competence; project culture;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2018.1563521
  • Abstract:
    To create multi-functional and integrated project teams, and to adopt a team perspective in the early design stages, it is recognised in the literature that a more effective process is required; one that reduces the probability of costly changes and difficulties during construction. This paper presents an evaluation of project team collaboration during early design and development of construction documents for bridges in Sweden. The purpose was to study key variables influencing the performance of integrated project teams by using importance performance analysis (IPA). A self-evaluation questionnaire addressed clients, contractors, and structural engineering consultants in the Swedish bridge construction industry. The questionnaire addressed three essential cornerstones of value-creation during the engineering design process; culture, structure and competence. These were addressed at three organisational hierarchy levels, the organisation, project, and the individual level. Our results show that increased support and resources are required at the project level for better project team performance. Results further identify that project culture needs to be developed including both collaboration and social relationships as well as project competence, especially the ability to solve mutual issues. This research offers a ‘generalised’ and prioritised view of the challenges in the Swedish bridge construction industry in terms of creating integrated project teams.

Fitz, D V and Saleeb, N (2019) Examining the quality and management of non-geometric building information modelling data at project hand-over. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 15(04), 297–310.

Landgren, M, Skovmand Jakobsen, S, Wohlenberg, B and Jensen, L M B (2019) Integrated design processes – a mapping of guidelines with Danish conventional ‘silo’ design practice as the reference point. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 15(04), 233–48.

Pastore, L and Andersen, M (2019) Detecting trends and further development potential of contemporary façade design for workspaces. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 15(04), 267–81.