E Concurrent Engineering in Construction - Studies of Brief-Design Integration

Maria Julia M. Mesquita1, Marcio M. Fabricio2 & Silvio B. Melhado3

1Architect, M.Sc., Dr. candidate, Civil Construction Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo. Researcher. Av Prof Almeida Prado, travessa 2, 83, Sao Paulo, SP, 05508- 900, Brasil, phone +55.11/3091-5422, fax +55 11/3091-5544, julia.mesquita@poli.usp.br
2Civil Eng., M.Sc., Dr. candidate, Civil Construction Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo; Professor in Architecture Department, Engineering School of São Carlos – University of São Paulo. Av. Trabalhador São Carlense, n. 400, 13566-590, São Carlos, Brasil. phone +55 16/273-9308, fax +55.16/2739294 marcio@sc.usp.br
3Ph.D. Professor, Civ il Construction Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo. Av Prof Almeida Prado, travessa 2, 83, Sao Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazil, phone +55 11/3091- 5164, fax +55.11/3091-5715, silvio.melhado@poli.usp.br

Abstract

The design process is influenced by the estate developers and programmers of the construction projects, which are co-responsible for the briefing and for designers selection. The design, in turn, has the mission of transforming the brief into design specifications and defining products (buildings) and its production process. Often, both of these moments of a new project involve interactions between developers and designers, with consequent redefinition into the brief and the design. So, the proposed quality and design development depends on the interface between brief developing and product detailing, as well as cooperation and communication among involved players. This paper, through bibliographical and local studies characterizes the interface between briefing and design; analyses the main deficiencies and show solutions for optimise relationship between players and the management of the design process.

Keywords

Lean construction, Project planning, Design Management, Concurrent Design.

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Mesquita, M.J.M. , Fabricio, M.M. & Melhado, S.B. 2002, 'E Concurrent Engineering in Construction - Studies of Brief-Design Integration' In:, Formoso, C.T. & Ballard, G., 10th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Gramado, Brazil, 6-8 Aug 2002.

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