A socio-technical study of design management performance in a construction company

Andersen, Janthea, Jolly, Lesley, Nycyk, Michael and Radcliffe, David (2004). A socio-technical study of design management performance in a construction company. In: PMOZ 2004: Annual Project Management Australia Conference. PMOZ 2004: Annual Project Management Australia Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 11-13 August 2004.

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Author Andersen, Janthea
Jolly, Lesley
Nycyk, Michael
Radcliffe, David
Title of paper A socio-technical study of design management performance in a construction company
Conference name PMOZ 2004: Annual Project Management Australia Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 11-13 August 2004
Proceedings title PMOZ 2004: Annual Project Management Australia Conference
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Rational Management
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
Volume CD-ROM
Total pages 9
Abstract/Summary Traditional methods of project delivery are being challenged by Design and Construct (D&C) and alliance contracting (similar to Partnering in the USA or PFI in the UK) . In D&C projects, the design management function often rests with the prime contractor or with an alliance partnership, rather than with the specialist designers or consultants. As a consequence, construction companies, which traditionally were not directly concerned with design management, are now taking a proactive role in the design management function, within a total project management process. This paper discusses these issues through a case study of one engineering company's experiences with integrating design and construction.
Subjects 290000 Engineering and Technology
E1
671699 Manufactured products not elsewhere classified
291899 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword Engineering
Case study methods
Technology acceptance
Ethnography
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