Digitally-Enabled Design Management

Emma Tallet, Barry Gledson*, Kay Rogage, Anna Thompson, Drew Wiggett

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Calls for the digital transformation of the construction sector in part revolve around a need for productivity improvements, with a focus upon project time and cost enhancements. The purpose of this work is to provide a state-of-the-art analysis of design management (DM) usually employed to oversee design quality by coordinating design information, typically on behalf of a construction contractor. DM methods, activities, and processes with respect to the potential and underutilisation of building information modelling (BIM) are discussed. A synthesis of recent research efforts is provided identifying further emerging, disruptive, but underutilised digital tools and technologies, which when integrated with BIM, are capable of supporting DM processes. This chapter will aid practitioners and researchers in the design, implementation, and management of digital tools, and provide greater support to the DM function on modern construction projects. It will also be of use to students for a grounding in BIM and BIM-related technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment
EditorsJason Underwood, Mark Shelbourne
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781799866022
ISBN (Print)9781799866008, 9781799866015
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE) Book Series
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2326-6139


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