Clients' activities at the design front-end

Tzortzopoulos, Patricia, Chan, Paul, Cooper, Rachel and Kagioglou, Mike (2006) Clients' activities at the design front-end. Design studies, 27 (6). pp. 657-683. ISSN 0142-694X

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For full text link to DOI. This paper describes a study analysing the front-end of the design process for primary healthcare facilities in the UK. A case study approach was used to gain a detailed understanding of the clients’ activities at the frontend of the design process. The research identified the process undertaken to define new requirements, the difficulties faced by the various parties involved and the impact these had at the front-end. The findings have implications for managing requirements with novice construction clients. 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: built environment, design activity, requirements capture

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Additional Information: This publication is one of the first to look at the requirements capture process of a new public procurement route– LIFT. The research which formed the basis for the publication has led to uptake by the participating NHS LIFT company in terms of developing training modules for better requirements capture practice. Chan was part of the research team and contributed substantially to writing this paper.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Government purchasing
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2008 13:25
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:25

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