Integrated construction supply chain design and delivery solutions

London, K. and Singh, V. 2013, Integrated construction supply chain design and delivery solutions, Architectural engineering and design management, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 135-137.

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Title Integrated construction supply chain design and delivery solutions
Author(s) London, K.
Singh, V.
Journal name Architectural engineering and design management
Volume number 9
Issue number 3
Start page 135
End page 137
Total pages 3
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1745-2007
1752-7589
Keyword(s) collaborative platforms
diffusion
interdisciplinarity skill development
teamwork
Summary This study describes the development of a decision framework to support multi-disciplinary information and knowledge management model which focuses on integrated design and delivery solutions for all construction supply chain actors. The framework was developed within the context of two national information technology research projects in Australia. The first study used diffusion theory to explain the barriers and enablers to future adoption of advanced information technology solutions such as building information modelling (BIM). A grounded theory methodology was deployed and a pathways model for innovative information technology diffusion accommodating diverse patterns of adoption and different levels of expertize was developed. The second study built on the findings of the first study but specifically focussed on innovators, early and late adopters of BIM and the development of a decision framework towards advanced collaborative platform solutions. This study summarizes the empirical results of the previous studies. The core of the decision framework is the creation, use and ownership of building information sub-models and integrated models. The decision framework relies on holistic collaborative design management. Design expertise is diffused and can be found in various locations along the construction supply chain within project teams. A wide definition of design is considered from conceptual to developed to detailed design. The recent development to the decision model offers much potential as the early upstream decisions are often made in a creative, collaborative and uncertain environment. However, decision making needs to balance both a reductionist and exploratory creative empowerment approach. Shared team expertise and competency and team mental models are explored as a fundamental requirement to collaborative BIM. New skills in interdisciplinarity are discussed as an implication of future construction industry collaborative platforms.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055297

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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