Within this volume there are eighteen separate modules for stimulating and selective self-study including case studies, examples and exercises with model answers.
These modules may be of interest to ‘contractors’ who wish to get closer to the design processes and make meaningful contributions.
The modules may also be of interest to ‘designers’ who wish contractors could be closer and make meaningful contributions to design.
There will also be third parties – such as clients and project managers – who would like to realise the potential benefits of such collaborations.
By studying, exploring and reflecting upon the contents within each module ‘students’ will:
- have an appreciation of areas for collaboration for contractors and designers;
- recognise opportunities for collaboration in practice and the contributions which can be made;
- be familiar with tricks, tips, tools and techniques appropriate to positive collaboration;
- be pragmatic in recognising, dealing with and/or accepting the obstacles to collaboration;
- obtain an outlook for the longer term to recognise collaborative circumstances for the benefit of their organisations, project teams, customers, clients and stakeholders, plus themselves.
Good, integrated, affordable, sustainable, customer satisfying design is essential for the UK built environment, society and civilisation.
Good, capable, Design Teams are needed to provide the designs.
These modern, ever expanding Design Teams need leadership to be efficient, effective, appreciated, satisfying and rise to the challenges.
This book contains analysis, explanations, lists and prompts based on front-line experience on diverse projects, working for, with and against designers, and the many other parties with interests in design, on many building types.
Application and research continues.
It’s exciting! It’s dynamic!
In a fast, demanding, regulated, value for money society with multiple diverse interests, managers of projects and programmes have their work cut out to deliver the necessary outputs and achieve the best outcomes.
This is compounded when a whole new range of criteria are thrown into the mix – covering Sustainability, The Environment and Green Issues – which in themselves are not clear, complementary or consistent.In a fast, demanding, regulated, value for money society with multiple diverse interests, managers of projects and programmes have their work cut out to deliver the necessary outputs and achieve the best outcomes.
Formal education and academia can grasp the opportunities to stimulate and inform future generations of managers, designers, scientists, administrators, builders, engineers and surveyors. However, it is the current generation, who frequently have had little formal or cohesive training in sustainability, who will immediately face the challenges, fulfil the opportunities and address the dilemmas.
This book is aimed at these practitioners to aid them in bringing their management expertise to bear on the sustainability themes – and provide leadership to the other respective team members and stakeholders who have their own interests, obligations, responsibilities and contributions on such matters.
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