The effects of design and construction integration on project time, cost and quality

Olajide, Steven (2013) The effects of design and construction integration on project time, cost and quality. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In a building, the clients' design brief requires construction features and quality values to be established within the design stage. On the other hand, this substantial stage is typically rejected with minimal integration between contractors and consultant teams resulting in numerous complications during construction for instance: construction delay, incomplete designs, missing vital detailed information. This dissertation will analyses the relationships within the design team, and the integration of subcontractors and how this impacts on the success of construction projects.
    A critical review of the literature proved that key elements to a successful are speed, time, cost, quality, profit and most importantly incorporating the specialist contractors and suppliers from the outset to achieve buildability.
    The research emphasised that there was a limited understanding of the importance of integrating specialist subcontractors during the preconstruction stage.
    Piloting primary research investigating the organisational structure of two construction projects enable me to accomplish the research objectives. The primary research involved semi-structure interviews with experts which have been used to further understand the current climate within the industry, with assessments from contractor and consultancy key players from two different UK leading construction companies.
    In conclusion, an integrated project design team is holistic, embracing consultants, contractors and specialist subcontractor in one inclusive plan. This kind of marriage integration between the three disciplines is important for the success and shared vision of the project.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 14:53
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14331

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