Communication in the Design Process
Taylor & Francis – 2000 – 176 pages
The Design and Construction industry is in a state of attempted change. Improvement is a key word for employer, consultant and contractor. Real steps forward are slow, and most damning is the continuous repetition of the same mistakes. Communication in the Design Process considers the gap that can exist between client expectation and realisation in building projects. It focuses on the communication interface between the employer and the consultant design team, and specifically on the areas of function, finance, timescale and aesthetics. This book includes an extensive review of current thinking and guidance on this and other related subjects. New data is obtained from a survey using questionnaires and personal semi-structured interviews. Data is presented graphically, analysed and compared with practice as defined in current literature.
'Communication in the Design Process provides an exhaustive overview of the issues, problems and models for solving what has been an ages-old problem' Architectural Review
'The use of clear diagrams and tables adds to the readability of the text, as does the inclusion of the real-life examples to illustrate points. Communication in the Design Process identifies the lack of trust between employers and the construction industry as the key barrier to the successful adoption of partnering principles.' - The Architects Journal
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. What Problem. 3. The Process of Briefing. 4. Hurdles & Barriers. 5. Sources of Failure - The 1998 Study. 6. Perceptions of Current Practice. 7. Alternatives or Hot Air. 8. Strategies for Futures. References & Primary Sources.