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Addressing the due-date-delivery problem of design in construction projects

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Addressing the due-date-delivery problem of design in construction projects

Authors: Kai Haakon Kristensen, Bjørn Andersen, Olav Torp,

Presented in the 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation 2013, Trondheim, Norway.

Abstract:

Designers in construction projects may not always able to meet their final delivery of drawings for release to construction. The current practice in most construction projects is a due-date scheme for all drawings, which is at risk of being plagued with late deliveries and quality below par seen from the construction site. To manage this situation with the continuing use of traditional planning and scheduling tools seems futile. This is the rationale for presenting a new idea with a corresponding tool captured during action research on design management and the use of performance measurement as a tool for the design manager. The research is based on qualitative studies and action research in five projects. During the research, the need to manage the implementation of the buildability in combination with the completion and quality work required for drawings was addressed. This resulted in a procedure combined with measurement of each action and is described in this paper.