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The influence of procurement on performance of integrated design in construction


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Forgues, Daniel et Koskela, Lauri. 2008. « The influence of procurement on performance of integrated design in construction ». In Building abroad: Procurement of construction and reconstruction projects in the international context, Conference workshop, 25–28 October 2008 (Montreal, Canada, Oct. 23-25, 2008), p. 245-256. Montréal : Groupe de Recherche IF, GRIF, Université de Montréal.


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There is an emerging trend in the construction industry to adopt integrated design. It is expected that buildings defined using this approach will deliver better performance or better value for money. There are though, two opposing views regarding the changes to be done to adapt traditional design practices to this new organization of work. Advocates of sustainable construction posit that it is a matter of evolving from a sequential to an iterative design process, whereas the British government supports the view that a change in how projects are procured is required to transform the context that dictates relationships among the members of the team. The objective of the research is to study the influence of procurement on the performance of integrated design teams. It analyses integrated design through case studies reflecting these views. The research is conclusive regarding the influence of procurement on team efficiency. It demonstrates that traditional procurement processes reinforce sociocognitive barriers that hinder team efficiency. It also illustrates how new procurement modes can transform the dynamic of relationships between the client and the members of the supply chain, and have a positive impact on team performance.

Type de document: Compte rendu de conférence
Lizarralde, G.
Davidson, C.
De Blois, M.
Pukteris, A.
Forgues, Daniel
Affiliation: Génie de la construction
Date de dépôt: 29 oct. 2012 20:48
Dernière modification: 18 août 2016 16:04
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/2372

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