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Tracking decision-making during architectural design

Cooper, GS, Cerulli, C, Lawson, BR, Peng, C and Rezgui, Y 2005, 'Tracking decision-making during architectural design' , Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon), 10 , pp. 125-139.

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Abstract

There is a powerful cocktail of circumstances governing the way decisions are made during the architectural design process of a building project. There is considerable potential for misunderstandings, inappropriate changes, change which give rise to unforeseen difficulties, decisions which are not notified to all interested parties, and many other similar problems. The paper presents research conducted within the frame of the EPSRC funded ADS project aiming at addressing the problems linked with the evolution and changing environment of project information to support better decision-making. The paper presents the conceptual framework as well as the software environment that has been developed to support decision-making during building projects, and reports on work carried out on the application of the approach to the architectural design stage. This decision-tracking environment has been evaluated and validated by professionals and practitioners from industry using several instruments as described in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Computer Networking & Telecommunications Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon)
Publisher: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14006529
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007 09:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:51
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/898

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