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Chen, G, Zhang, G, Xie, Y-M and Jin, X-H (2012) Overview of alliancing research and practice in the construction industry. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(02), 103-19.

Kiatake, M and Petreche, J R D (2012) A case study on the application of the theory of inventive problem solving in architecture. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(02), 90-102.

Rekola, M, M (2012) The role of design management in the sustainable building process. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(02), 78-89.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: design management; integrated design; sustainability management; sustainable building processes
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2012.659503
  • Abstract:
    Sustainable building (SB) aims at the required building performance with minimum adverse environmental impact, while encouraging improvements in economic, social and cultural circumstances. The role of design is essential in interpreting and solving these complicated multilevel requirements. This article analyses current design management practices in Finnish construction projects. The aim was to define the challenges that SB brings to the role of the chief designer (stated in the Finnish building code) and to understand how a chief designer contributes towards SB. Study found that the role is defined and practiced mostly as a technical supervisor. The general shared definition of a more fundamental meaning of the role is shallow. The means and mechanisms of performing the task, however, rely on social interaction, influencing and leadership. A lot more power and effect could be got out of design management if these would be consciously involved. SB does not necessarily create more tasks but it affects several existing tasks by bringing new substance to be considered in the design decisions. The key impact that the chief designer can make is created through successful leadership of human creative competence.

Succar, B, Sher, W and Williams, A (2012) Measuring BIM performance: Five metrics. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(02), 120-42.

Zou, P X W and Couani, P (2012) Managing risks in green building supply chain. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(02), 143-58.