Identifying sources of design error in the design of residential buildings

Mohammad Mryyian, Patricia Tzortzopoulos

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Abstract

There is scarce literature discussing errors as a source of waste in design. Also, there is poor understanding on what constitutes waste in the context of design development. This paper aim is to identify the main perceived causes of errors and waste in the design phase of residential buildings. The paper reports on part of an on-going PhD research, which aims to develop a framework to support designers to identify sources of errors and reduce waste through different design phases. In order to obtain an initial understanding of the designers' perception of waste and gauge their knowledge of design errors, interviews were conducted in Jordan, with senior design engineers from the private sector, lead design engineers from the Jordan Engineers Association, and the assistant to the manager of Public Works. Results demonstrate perceptions that the main causes of errors and waste are related to (a) client changes; (b) design drawing and detail issues; and (c) problems with following regulations and building codes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2013, IGLC 2013
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages443-452
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781632660183
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Fortaleza, Brazil
Duration: 29 Jul 20132 Aug 2013
Conference number: 21

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC'13
CountryBrazil
CityFortaleza
Period29/07/132/08/13

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