With the rise of "design and build" many more organisations are having to undertake design work; new project organisational structures are developing and many people are migrating into new roles. As a result of these changing times it is more important than ever that we understand that design work needs managed in a different way to many other construction operations. Planning and Monitoring of Design Work describes how to plan and control the progress of design work in the construction industry. It considers how the input of different design specialists should be integrated, from inception to site operations, to meet cost, time and quality objectives. The book provides a practical guide to the methodologies for the better planning of construction projects, and explains how planning and monitoring can help a construction organisation obtain good quality design information for tendering and construction purposes.
1. Introduction 2. Basics of planning and monitoring 3. Why design work is difficult to plan and monitor 4. Process control 5. Feasibility and outline design 6. Construction planning and detail design 7. Detail design and production designs 8. Resources and productivity 9. Implementation