Pinpointing and Classifying Challenges in an Integrated Design Process

Mirkka Rekola, Tarja Mäkeläinen, Jun Kojima

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on the implementation of integrated design methods in construction projects and in particular the change that the integration development calls for in the construction process. By a qualitative case study of a project using the latest technology we analysed the current process and pointed out its problems and benefits. They were pinpointed into their context within the process and classified into categories: technology, process, and people. The paper describes a unique study method that helps to create a shared understanding of the process and its development within the participants of the research: the researchers as well as the interviewees. The aim of the paper is to help industry to understand why the implementation of integrated design solutions (IDS) is slow and to encourage the shift from mainly technological development to a systemic development of the construction process that considers the optimum of the whole life cycle and value chain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions
    Subtitle of host publicationCIB IDS 2009
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages200-212
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-6342-5
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6341-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventFirst International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions: CIB IDS 2009 - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 10 Jun 200912 Jun 2009

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium
    Number259
    ISSN0357-9387

    Conference

    ConferenceFirst International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions
    Abbreviated titleCID IDS 2009
    CountryFinland
    CityEspoo
    Period10/06/0912/06/09

    Keywords

    • integrated design process
    • integrated construction project
    • process development
    • BIM

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