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Process management in design and construction

Author: Rachel Cooper
Publisher: Oxford, OX, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
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Process management enables efficiency improvements by identifying and integrating generic sub-processes. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to process management in design and construction in order to meet the business needs of the construction industry as they change in a highly competitive global environment. The book identifies the current state of the industry in the process management field,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Process management in design and construction.
Oxford, OX, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Blackwell Pub., 2005
(DLC) 2004046360
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Cooper
ISBN: 9780470690758 0470690755 9781405102117 140510211X
OCLC Number: 608622829
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 192 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
TOC36;Contents --
Preface --
Contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction 45; Why Process63; --
CH36;146; The Product Development Process --
Product development in manufacturing --
The need for new product development 40;NPD41; --
NPD activities --
NPD models --
Applying product development to construction58; historical background --
Construction project process models --
Process development in construction --
Conclusion --
CH36;246; Techniques and Technologies for Managing the Product Development Process in Construction --
Approaches to process modelling --
Process improvement --
IT and the design and construction process --
Legacy archive and process information management --
Latest technology development --
Future vision --
CH36;346; Case Study58; the Generic Design and Construction Process Protocol --
What do we mean by 39;process39;63; --
Drivers behind the process --
Construction and 39;process39; --
Manufacturing and 39;process39; --
The terms of reference for designing the Process Protocol --
Factors identified with problems in the design and construction process --
The concept of the Process Protocol58; the drivers and philosophies --
Operation of the Protocol --
The Process Protocol described --
The Process Protocol elements --
The Activity zones --
Deliverables --
Legacy archive --
IT and the Process Protocol --
The use of technology during the process --
Postscript58; the development of the sub45;processes and a toolkit --
Summary --
CH36;446; Implementation Issues --
Implementation issues --
A case study of implementation58; Britannia Walk --
Communication --
The future --
Conclusion --
Appendix58; The Process Protocol Phases and Activity Zones Demystified --
Phases --
Phase 058; demonstrating the need --
Phase 158; conception of need --
Phase 258; outline feasibility --
Phase 358; substantive feasibility study and outline financial authority --
Phase 458; outline conceptual design --
Phase 558; full conceptual design --
Phase 658; production design44; procurement and full financial authority --
Phase 758; production information --
Phase 858; construction --
Phase 958; operation and maintenance --
Activity zones --
Development management --
Project management --
Resource management --
Design management --
Production management --
Facilities management --
Health and safety44; statutory and legal management --
Process management --
Change management --
List of Abbreviations --
References --
IDX36;Index --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Rachel Cooper [and others].

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