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Allen, P M (2008) The importance of complexity for the research agenda in the built environment. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 5–14.
Anumba, C J, Abdullah, A and Ruikar, K (2008) An integrated system for demolition techniques selection. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 130–48.
Greenwood, D, Horne, M, Thompson, E M, Allwood, C M, Wernemyr, C and Westerdahl, B (2008) Strategic perspectives on the use of virtual reality within the building industries of four countries. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 85–98.
Ibrahim, Y M, Kaka, A P, Aouad, G and Kagioglou, M (2008) As-built documentation of construction sequence by integrating virtual reality with time-lapse movies. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 73–84.
Otter, A d and Emmitt, S (2008) Design team communication and design task complexity: the preference for dialogues. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 121–9.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: communication tools; design management; design tasks; dialogues; group meetings; synchronous and asynchronous team communication
- ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
- URL: http://earthscan.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/earthscan/aedm/2008/00000004/00000002/art00004
The way in which dialogues and group meetings affect the progress of multidisciplinary architectural design teams can be easily underestimated by managers. This is due to the importance of group meetings to review designs, share information, make decisions and hence progress the design. The aim of this paper is to discuss how design dialogues and design team meetings facilitate team communication. A review of research into design team communication and performance using a project website provides an insight into how design team members used and changed their synchronous and asynchronous communication while adopting the project web. Case studies were used to investigate changes in communication practices affecting team performance due to project web use. Research findings reveal a preference among design team members for dialogue as their favourite communication medium despite the growing use of asynchronous communication by teams. Results are discussed against research findings from communication in design and management team meetings. Implications for design managers, concerned with improving communications and the management of design, are discussed in the light of the research findings.
Smith, G and Ceranic, B (2008) Spatial layout planning in sub-surface rail station design for effective fire evacuation. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 99–120.