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Paper 948f:
Drivers for dynamic brief development in construction

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authors Ayman A.E. Othman, Tarek M. Hassan and Christine L. Pasquire
year 2004
title Drivers for dynamic brief development in construction
source Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Volume 11 · Number 4 · 2004 · pp. 248–258
summary Confining the development of the project brief to a certain stage hinders the interaction between the client and the designer. In addition, it inhibits the incorporation of the influential internal and external factors that may affect the project. In spite of the frequently adverse impact of change orders on project cost, time and quality, literature review and case studies showed that client organisations continue to use change orders to achieve their expectations and enhance their projects’ performance principally because current construction management process instills an xpectation that, change after a specified point is somehow outside the project brief rather than part of the ongoing development of that brief. This paper introduces the concept of dynamic brief development (DBD), a process that facilitates client satisfaction, meets the need to adapt to the brief developing factors for the benefit of the project and fulfils the desire to manage project change orders. In this paper, the need, aims and principles of the concept of DBD are explained and the factors driving brief development are identified. In addition, the rationale behind each factor is given and the case study sampling method is described.
keywords Construction industry, Project management
series other
type normal paper
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