The role of urban design in accelerating urban transitions – the case of the City of Casey
This presentation seeks to describe and discuss the possible role played by the urban designer professionals at the City of Casey in championing and delivering the Excellence Design program.
Virtual design rights across the world
Formal design rights protection for virtual designs is available in many international jurisdictions. To date, however, Australian legislation has not provided fully-enforceable protection for these designs. This report provides an analysis of the likely Australian demand for such protections.
Repair Design: a UTS design studies project
The 'Repair Design' project opens up informed, realistic and meaningful public discourse about repair practices, capacities and limitations in an Australian context. This research reframes repair as a design practice, and in doing so openly acknowledges design’s culpability in environmental degradation and waste.
Overcoming information asymmetry in the construction industry based on open and closed contractor activity data
The purpose of the research is to find measures to reduce information asymmetry which significantly affects the relationship between customer and contractor, leading to higher prices for construction work and enhanced opportunism. The most effective level of interaction is ethical, as it significantly reduces information...
Waste in design management operations from the viewpoint of project needs
Traditional design management processes aim to remove waste on individual design processes, neglecting to view the process as a whole. This research answers the question: How project participants perceive waste in design management operations, and in which ways the waste could be eliminated?
Exploring mistakeproofing in healthcare design
This paper reports findings of an ongoing research that follows the Design Science Research approach, with the aim of exploring how existing technologies can support incorporating mistakeproofing (poka yoke) into healthcare design, framed within the regulations compliance process. These technologies rely on the use of...
Divergent beliefs about productivity despite concurrent engineering and pull planning: a case study
Increased productivity is one of the benefits expected when design work in construction is carried out as concurrent engineering using techniques as pull planning. The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the collaborative work processes concurrent engineering and pull planning ensure a homogeneous...
Virtual design and construction application during the bidding stage of infrastructure projects
The bidding stage of infrastructure projects involves dealing with high levels of uncertainty and risks, as information at the early stage of the projects are often incomplete. This article aims to present the case study of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) implementation at the bidding...
Influence of the built environment on patient safety and well-being: a functional perspective
In healthcare facilities, patient safety and well-being are known to be influenced by the built environment (BE). However, mechanisms linking BE to patient safety and wellbeing are not well-understood, which hinders the prevention and mitigation of undesired outcomes.
Capability-building competition in design: case study
This paper uses the action research method retrospectively to better understand the development of capability on a series of 7 Higher Education building projects during the architectural planning phase prior to the start of design.
Development of collaboration in planning: what can construction project management learn from other fields?
This study seeks to examine how collaboration in planning has developed in the fields of urban planning (UP), software design and lean construction and to present what construction project management can learn from these developments.
An approach to capture design and construction lessons learned from facility managers
The prevailing silo-way of working in the construction industry makes it difficult to incorporate valuable lessons learned from facility managers into the design stage of new projects. This is an ongoing research project which aims to develop an open-source tool that can be used by...
The impact of design rights on Australian firms
IP Australia commissioned researchers at the Centre for Transformative Innovation to assess the impact of past policy changes and whether Australia’s design rights system is providing incentives for Australians to invest in design. This report outlines the research findings.
An assessment of lean design management practices in construction projects
This paper aims to assess the lean management practices that are performed at the design phase of construction projects. Evidence exists for the implementation of 19 lean design management practices, grouped into three categories: stakeholder management, planning and control, and problem solving and decision making.
Lean Design and Construction represents a set of proven solutions to a siloed capital project delivery industry characterized by stagnant productivity, schedule delays, budget overruns and dissatisfied clients. Lean thinking and processes deliver better employee retention and quality of life, safer worksites, reduced project waste...
Facility layout design through integration of Lean manufacturing method and CORELAP algorithm in concrete factory
This study aims to obtain the layout design of concrete plant facilities through simplification of the production process by integrating lean manufacturing methods and CORELAP algorithms to increase the company's production capacity.
BIM for production: benefits and challenges for its application in a design-bid-build project
The poor management of the information flow in the AEC industry is a significant problem that might be overcome by the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Lean Construction philosophy. Thus, the paper presents a design-bid-build (D-B-B) project to investigate the necessary efforts of...
Toward lean management for digital fabrication: a review of the shared practices of lean, DFMA and DFAB
Digital Fabrication (dfab) is emerging as a new technical and computational approach for the architecture and construction industry. Lean construction management and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) offer two potential strategies for managing dfab.
Improving the learning of design management operations by exploiting production's feedback: design science approach
The results of this study indicate that while the relevancy of continuous learning is well recognised, construction organisations are incapable of effectively exploiting the best practices of knowledge management.
Exploring interdisciplinary collaboration in the detailed design phase of construction projects
Theoretically, collaboration has been studied from a variety of perspectives grouped into normative and practice-based approaches that have enhanced the research field at the inter-organisational macro-level, but there is no consensus on a framework to measure collaboration empirically in the field. Therefore, the aim of...
Contracting for collaboration in construction
The promotion of more collaborative environments stands front and center as a solution to the industry problems by promoting, via contractual terms, collaborative behaviors and processes. This study investigates the language of construction contracts by identifying keywords commonly associated with collaboration and comparing the incidence...
Planning the BIM process in AEC projects
The architectural, engineering and construction industry (AEC Industry) needs to focus on the early design phases. The use of Lean Design Management and Building Information Model (BIM) can be used together for reducing uncertainty and improve communication.
Using TVD simulation to improve collaboration
Recently, there has been an increase in the creation, reinvention and use of simulations and serious games to teach Target Value Design (TVD) and other lean principles to project stakeholders encountering them for the first time. The results of this study reported that the simulation...
Research and application of BIM-based specification-compliant Field Quality Management for Lean Construction
Quality and management are facing stern challenges in the new political, economic, social and technological environment. The emergence and popularization of BIM (Building Information Modeling) not only changed the production tools of practitioners, but also provided a new way for engineering quality management.
Applying level of detail in a BIM-based project: an overall process for lean design management
Few construction companies apply the available lean tools and processes in an integrated manner when managing design. Additionally, lean design management tools and processes each have their own strengths and optimal phases in which they should be applied, so by combining information from various sources...