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Enhancing buildability by improving design-construction feedback loops in complex projects

Project Facts

Start date: October 2009
End date: October 2013
Investigators Kirti Ruikar; Andy Dainty
Staff Employed Kirti Ruikar; Andy Dainty
Status Completed

Project Partners

Project Partners

HaCIRIC
Department of Civil and Building Engineering
Loughborough University
Ashby Road
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
T: +44 (0) 15 0922 2627
E: a.d.f.price@lboro.ac.uk

The research developed a theoretical framework that provides support to within- and cross-organisational learning from complex construction projects that combines qualitative, quantitative, technological and non-technological solutions. The main objectives of the research were to:
• examine existing literature relating to the need for and barriers against design-construction learning loops;
• establish the potential and limitations of current knowledge management procedures;
• establish the potential and limitations of current feedback loops designed to improve design quality;
• evaluate which technologies/techniques are most effective to assist learning activities; and
• improve cross-organisational boundary learning within complex infrastructure projects.