Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls, and Best Practices for Commercial Design and Construction Projects
This guide to managing design process within the commercial design and construction industry addresses a growing pain point in an industry where collaborative approaches to project delivery are outpacing the way professionals work. It synthesizes issues by investigating the “why,” “how,” and “who” of the discipline of managing design, and gives the “what” and “when” to apply the solutions given various project delivery and contracting methods. The book features candid interviews with over 40 industry leaders—architects, engineers, contractors, owners, educators, technology evangelists, and authors—which present a broad look at current issues and offer paths to future collaboration and change.
Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls and Best Practices for Commercial Design and Construction Projects is a self-help book for design and construction that provides an insider’s look at the mysteries of managing design for yourself, team, firm and future. It tackles client empathy; firm culture; owner leadership; design and budgets; dealing with engineers, consultants, and contractors; contracts; team assembly; and much more.
- Features eye-opening interviews with 40 industry luminaries
- Exposes issues and poses solutions to longstanding industry ills
- Offers a project design controls framework and tool set for immediate application and action
- Includes best practice tips, process diagrams, and comparative analytical tables to support the text
By Michael Alan Lefevre
Hardcover, 384 pages
7.7 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
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