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A model for managing the product development process in house building

Formoso, CT, Tzortzopoulos, P and Liedtke, R 2002, 'A model for managing the product development process in house building' , Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 9 (5-6) , pp. 419-432.

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The performance of the product development process has a critical influence in the efficiency and duration of building projects, as well as on the quality of the final product. Despite its importance, relatively little attention has been given to the management of this process, if compared to production. The main objective of this paper is to present some results of a research project which aimed to devise a general model for managing the product development process in small sized companies involved in the development and construction of residential and commercial buildings. This model consists of a template for the product development process, which can be used by different companies as a basis to devise their own models for managing individual projects. The development of the model was based on case studies carried out in two companies from the South of Brazil and also on a benchmarking study.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1365-232X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2007 12:37
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:16

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