A new framework for construction project definition stage

E. Pikas, J. Oehmen, L. Koskela, C. Thuesen

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One major reason for the poor performance of construction project delivery is related to the 'ill'-performed project definition stage. The emphasis on rational decision-making and methods have stifled the creativity important to problem structuring and solution generation. Problem is in the poor conceptualization of the project definition stage in construction. Taking the design literature as starting point, the intent here is to clarify the underlying concepts and principles related to project definition stage, and propose a simplified prescriptive framework for the project definition stage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
EditorsMario Storga, Neven Pavkovic, Nenad Bojcetic, Stanko Skec, Dorian Marjanovic
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789537738594
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018
Conference number: 15
http://www.designconference.org/ (Link to Conference Website)


Conference15th International Design Conference
Abbreviated titleDESIGN 2018
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