https://doi.org/10.24928/2020/0002

Development of Collaboration in Planning: What Can Construction Project Management Learn From Other Fields?

Emmanuel I. Daniel1, Christine Pasquire2, Ezekiel Chinyio3, David Oloke4 & Subashini Suresh5

1Sr. Lecturer in Constr. Mgmt., School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom WV1 ILY, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-5675-1845
2Prof. School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Nottingham Trent University UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-6344-2031
3Sr. Lecturer, School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom WV1 ILY, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-8448-5671
4 Built Environment Engr, School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, UK WV1 ILY, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-0730-7262
5Reader, School of Arch. and Built Envir., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Univ. of Wolverhampton, UK WV1 ILY, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-5266-128X

Abstract

This study seeks to examine how collaboration in planning has developed in the fields of urban planning (UP), software design and lean construction and to present what construction project management can learn from these developments. A critical literature review was adopted to achieve the aim of the study. The study found that the prevailing rational or technical approach to planning is not germane to the construction industry alone. Rather, it exists in various disciplines as seen in the rational comprehensive model (RCM) used in urban planning and the waterfall process model used in software design. The research reveals that the current theory on which construction project management is based cannot provide resources, which people can utilise to develop genuine collaboration in planning among construction stakeholders. To overcome this, the study recommends that construction project management should include the concept of management-asorganising and the ‘Flow’ and ‘Value’ views which can provide resources that can be utilised by people for the smooth running of the production (construction) system as demonstrated in Scrum and the Last Planner System. This study brings new insight and opens a new opportunity on how collaboration could be achieved in construction project management using existing evidence from other fields. Additionally, the study contributes to the discussion on construction management theory that has received less attention.

Keywords

Construction management theory, collaboration, construction planning, lean construction.

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Daniel, E. I. , Pasquire, C. , Chinyio, E. , Oloke, D. & Suresh, S. 2020, 'Development of Collaboration in Planning: What Can Construction Project Management Learn From Other Fields?' In:, Proc. 28th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Berkeley, California, USA, 6-10 Jul 2020. pp 289-300

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