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Title: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL AND INTEGRATED DESIGN PROCESSES USING PROCESS MAPPING
Authors: PHAM THI NHU QUYNH
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Goh Bee Hua
2012/2013 PFM
Issue Date: 30-May-2013
Citation: PHAM THI NHU QUYNH (2013-05-30). A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL AND INTEGRATED DESIGN PROCESSES USING PROCESS MAPPING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Despite being launched since late 1980s and praised for its effectiveness in improving construction project performance, the Integrated Design Process (IDP) is still not widely adopted in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. This study recovers the potential drawbacks and benefits of Traditional Design Process (TDP) and Integrated Design Process (IDP) using process mapping. Additionally, the low adoption rate of IDP as well as its causes are identified and justified via survey and case studies of Halcrow Yolless and Curtis R. Priem Experimental and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). The findings have shown that IDP is able to support project stakeholders in an ever-increasing complex and challenging construction environment, which would be difficult to establish if TDP was employed. However, lack of experience in IDP adoption and resistance to change has prevented IDP from being widely used, and even resulted in project failure. It is recommended to implement some pilot programs which produce IDP facilitators to guide the project teams through the whole IDP process. The problematic interoperability of software can be addressed by IT companies. Moreover, the government can make IDP compulsory to all public construction projects. As for developers, they are encouraged to test new and delivered models as they have more to gain. Lastly, a design framework may be developed to lead AEC sector through the innovative transformation. Any research would inevitably have its own limitations. Firstly, construction projects are usually highly confidential with a tight schedule. Hence, once the survey was launched, the response rate was relatively low. Secondly, as case studies mainly consist of government-piloted projects, their representativeness may be questionable. In addition, the wide scope of the research makes it difficult to go in-depth some issues of concern. Furthermore, the response rate of construction professionals is not of equal ratio, which may cause biased results. Last but not least, the survey was heavily based on respondents’ subjectivity. As a result, any generalization is not recommended without proper adjustments and analysis for other circumstances.
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