Process Management in Design and Construction

  • ID: 2176918
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Process management enables efficiency improvements by identifying and integrating generic sub–processes. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to process management in design and construction in order to meet the business needs of the construction industry as they change in a highly competitive global environment.

The book identifies the current state of the industry in the process management field, illustrates current trends and developments and demonstrates these through case study evidence. It also provides practical guidance by identifying possible pitfalls and illustrate best practice drawn from construction and appropriate manufacturing applications.

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Preface vii

Contributors ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction –– Why Process? 1

1 The Product Development Process 4

2 Techniques and Technologies for Managing the Product Development Process in Construction 26

3 Case Study: The Generic Design and Construction Process Protocol 49

4 Implementation Issues 105

Appendix: The Process Protocol Phases and Activity Zones Demystified 128

Phases 128

Activity Zones 140

List of Abbreviations 146

References 148

Index 187

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Rachel Cooper
Ghassan Aouad
Angela Lee
Song Wu
Andrew Fleming
Michail Kagioglou
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