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1st Edition

Design Management

ISBN 9781138930650
Published November 18, 2016 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

This is a design guide for architects, engineers and contractors concerning the principles and application of design management. This book addresses the value that design management and design managers contribute to construction projects. As part of the PocketArchitecture series, Design Management is divided into two parts: Fundamentals and Application. In Part 1, Fundamentals, the chapters address the why, what, how and when questions in a simple and informative style, illustrated with vignettes from design management professionals. In Part 2, case studies from Colombia, Norway and the USA represent unique examples of the application of design management. This book offers a concise overview of design management for postgraduate students and early career design managers.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface  Acknowledgements  Introduction  Part 1: Fundamentals  1. Design Management Fundamentals  2. Pre-Construction - Generating Design Value  3. Construction - Delivering Design Value  4. Working Together - Valuing Design Interactions  5. The Design Manager  Part 2: Application: Project Case Studies  6. Shining Light on the Dark Side: An American Architect’s Journey into Design Management Dave Beem, Beem Management, USA  7. Design Management: An Integrated Approach Rick del Monte, Beck Group, USA  8. Collaborative Planning in Design Vegard Knotten and Fredrik Svalestuen, Veidekke, Norway  9. Project Delivery in Emerging Markets: A Case Study from Colombia Rodrigo Rubio-Vollert, ARPRO, Colombia  Further Reading  Index

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Stephen Emmitt is an architect and established book author. He is a Professor of Architectural Practice, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) and Head of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, UK. His research and teaching focus on the application of design management in collaborative projects. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Architectural Engineering and Design Management.


'Stephen Emmitt has written a clear, concise and straight forward description of design management, brought alive by vignettes from professionals of their experience and application of design management in industry and through international case studies. It is an essential reference book for anyone working in design or with designers… a very enjoyable and accessible read.' - Rachel Cooper OBE, Distinguished Professor: Design Management and Policy, Lancaster University

'Professor Emmitt begins a conversation long overdue. I would recommend this work for more than just students and early design professionals but for the seasoned practitioner as well. The globalization of our industry has afforded numerous positive benefits for all. Riding tandem to these benefits we often find glaring gaps in project delivery systems.  Improper management wastes resources and endangers lives when buildings fail to function as intended. This guide covers a wide breadth of design management methods and helps practitioners go on to deliver high quality construction.' - Stephen Forneris, AIA, Principal and Board Director; Perkins Eastman Architects, New York, USA