An evaluation of the impact of IT on multi-disciplinary team working

Howes, J and Wood, GD 2001, An evaluation of the impact of IT on multi-disciplinary team working , in: Proceedings of the AEE 2001 Conference, September 2001, Cardiff.

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This paper describes feedback from a series of experimental student projects in multi- disciplinary team-working using information technology. The TIME-IT Project, (Team-working in Multi-disciplinary Environments using Information Technology) was devised by Jaki Howes (architect) and set up with help from Gerard Wood (QS) and staff from Civil Engineering and Construction Management. AutoDesk and Dell Computers provided equipment for a dedicated IT lab. Projects were planned by Abbey Holford Rowe (architects), Chapman Taylor (architects), Citex (project management and QS), Halifax plc, and Willmott Dixon (contractors) The project is now in its third year. Four teams of students, each team consisting of a final year degree level architect, civil engineer, construction manager and quantity surveyor, work competitively on ‘real’ projects that have been or will be carried out by one of the six industrial collaborators. Teams are expected to produce a PowerPoint presentation that included spatial arrangement and appearance, a full cost plan, a design and construction programme, a safety report and appropriate calculations. IT is used as much as possible. Students were assessed later on a critical evaluation of the process and their experience. Student summative evaluation forms are analysed, for the first time, in this paper.

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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 10:59
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