1st Edition

Design and Construction

Edited By Rick Best, Gerard de Valence Copyright 2002
    532 Pages
    by Routledge

    532 Pages
    by Routledge

    The design and construction of buildings is a lengthy and expensive process, and those who commission buildings are continually looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the process. In this book, the second in the Building in Value series, a broad range of topics related to the processes of design and construction are explored by an international group of experts. The overall aim of the book is to look at ways that clients can improve the value for money outcomes of their decisions to construct buildings.
    The book is aimed at students studying in many areas related to the construction industry including architecture, construction management, civil engineering and quantity surveying, and should also be of interest to many in the industry including project managers, property developers, building contractors and cost engineers.

    1. Introduction : Innovation in Design and Construction
    2. Industry Performance and Innovation

    Part 1 Design and Construction

    3. Architectural design 1970-2000 (a review of post-modern/high tech architecture since 1970: Venturi, Moore, Graves, Piano, Foster, Rodgers etc)
    4. Generation and assessment of alternative solutions
    5. Design practice and management
    6. Embodied energy, material selection, design for deconstruction
    7. Energy issues (modelling, assessment of design alternatives, compliance with codes, prescription and performance)
    8. Controls and approvals (building codes, statutory requirements, heritage and conservation controls, compliance)

    Part 2 - Project Procurement and Management

    8. Project finance and procurement
    9. Project management and construction management (broad view of the processes and procedures)
    10. Construction contracts and risk allocation
    11. Site remediation (contaminated sites, geotechnical investigation)
    12. Lean construction
    13. Project planning (scheduling of construction activities, 4D planning, computer based scheduling)
    14. Cost control, monitoring and reporting (cash flows, cost planning, cost modelling, financial reporting)
    15. Quality assurance during design and construction (discussion of the various ISO standards relating to QA and their application and relevance to construction)
    16. Performance measurement
    17. Supply chain management
    18. Co-ordination of on-site activities (computer modelling, services co-ordination)
    19. Administration of building contracts (variations, delays, tendering, tender evaluation, subcontracts, novation)
    20. Site safety
    21. Waste management

    Part 3 - Innovation
    23. Innovation - A Note of Caution
    24. Intelligent buildings (communications, services, BEMS, BMS)
    25. Future technologies (prefabrication, industrialized building, new materials and technologies)
    26. Robotics and automated building systems
    27. New trends in building services (including passive engineering, information technology, cabling)


    28. The crystal ball (some thoughts on future directions and developments in global construction)


    Rick Best