A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects.
Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard
Professor Richard Laing firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose/Design: A collaborative approach from the outset is imperative for project success, especially when considering multidisciplinary teams in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. However, involving different disciplines hinders communication paths and affects informed decision-making. This paper proposes and tests, through a series of structured multidisciplinary design activities, a ‘Concept Design Stages Protocol’ (CDS Protocol) to structure project initiation, to attain smoother collaboration and greater consensus among multidisciplinary project teams. Findings: Based on these findings, the research demonstrates that the CDS Protocol provides a solid foundation to aid in the optimal implementation of collaborative design, and with particular regard to multidisciplinary working. Originality: The research demonstrates the potential for significant improvement in the optimisation of the conceptual design stages, with positive implications for time, communication and whole-team engagement.
LEON, M. and LAING, R. . A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. Journal of engineering, design and technology [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2020-0399
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 8, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Dec 10, 2020|
|Journal||Journal of engineering, design and technology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Collaborative processes; Multidisciplinary teams; Design stages; Design protocol; AEC projects|
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