1st Edition

Lead Designer's Handbook
The Lead Designer and Design Management

ISBN 9781859467091
Published September 27, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
144 Pages

USD $53.95

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Book Description

Despite co-ordination being the principal focus of the Lead Designer’s role, there is very little written about how to undertake these duties. What tools can the Lead Designer use to address the many complexities of developing a design as part of an iterative process? How can the Lead Designer redefine what they do using a digital world to provide profoundly different and new services? This book analyses at all of these questions, setting out how the Lead Designer can perform effectively and efficiently in the digital world, addressing clients’ new whole life project requirements and new ways of constructing and assembling buildings.

Managing increasing numbers of specialists in the construction process requires experience to ensure that their contributions are properly managed and produced at the right time. This book considers this challenge. It will also consider how the Lead Designer can effectively lead and manage health and safety aspects and risks (the principal designer role in UK regulations).


Table of Contents

1. Designer v Lead Designer v Design Manager  2. The value of a Plan of Work  3. Redefining the Project Stages  Section 1: The Lead Designer  4. The Project Team  5. The Design Team  6. The Lead Designer: Managing Designers  7. Design Decision Making  8. Who does what, when?  9. Designing in a 3D Digital Environment  10. Harnessing the value of Data  Section 2: Design Management  11. Co-ordinating and Integrating collaboratively  12. Design to Cost  13. Designing to Programme  14. Eight Essential Design Management Tools  15. Reviewing Design 16. Procurement and the Design Management Challenge  17. Streamlining Practice Management  18. Infrastructure and Product Design  19. ’Soft Skills’ 

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Dale Sinclair is AECOM’s Director of Technical Practice, Architecture responsible for EMIA. His core expertise is the delivery of large scale projects and he is passionate about delivering these more effectively using innovative and iterative multi-disciplinary design processes that embrace the project life cycle.