||The role of information management in the development of a strategic model ofbuildability
||Chen S E, Mcgeorge W D, Ostwald M J
||The key to the successful irnpiernentation of buildability lies with the effective management ofinformation through all stages of the project life cycle and across functional divisions. Themajority of building design errors occur not because of the lack of information, but the lack ofmanagement of infortnation. Buildability requires information affecting the quality of projectdecision making tO be timely, relevant and effectively communicated to the decision makers.A strategic management model of buildability has been developed based on the working definitionthat buildability is "the extent to which decision made during the whole building procurementprocess, ultimately,facilitate the ease of construction and the quality of the completed project'! Thisstrategic model is underpinned by the conviction that information technology offers the means toovercome the space and time communication problems which have beset previous attempts tointroduce effective buildability programmes. The capacity to process and manage large quantitiesof data is seen as an essential attribute of buildability.The approach adopted is that of a holistic view of Factors which we likely to impact on not only thedesign and construction process, but of the total procurement process. This allows the boundariesof' the buildability management model to be adjusted to be appropriate to specific projectcoridirions.This paper will describe an information management framework which will support theimplementation of the buildibility management model.
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Chen S E, Mcgeorge W D, Ostwald M J (1993).
The role of information management in the development of a strategic model ofbuildability. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (ed.); Pre-proceedings of the first international conference on the management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993 (ISSN: 2706-6568),