A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects

Marianthi Leon*, Richard Laing

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-799
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Engineering, Design and Technology
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date25 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

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