A new framework for construction project definition stage

Ergo Pikas, Josef Oehmen, Lauri Koskela, Christian 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 publicationDS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2018
    ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventThe International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 - Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018


    ConferenceThe International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018
    LocationHotel Dubrovnik Palace
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