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: This paper proposes and tests, through a series of structured multi-disciplinary design activities, a “Concept Design Stages Protocol” (CDS Protocol) to structure project initiation, to attain smoother collaboration and greater consensus among multi-disciplinary project teams. Design/methodology/approach: A collaborative approach from the outset is imperative for project success, especially when considering multi-disciplinary teams in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. However, involving different disciplines hinders communication paths and affects informed decision-making. 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 multi-disciplinary working. Originality/value: 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. 2022. A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. Journal of engineering, design and technology [online], 20(3), pages 777-799. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2020-0399
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 8, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Mar 25, 2021|
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2022|
|Deposit Date||Dec 10, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 25, 2021|
|Journal||Journal of engineering, design and technology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Collaborative processes; Multidisciplinary teams; Design stages; Design protocol; AEC projects|
LEON 2022 A concept design (AAM)
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