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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Investigating Coordination-Related Problems during the Design of Building Projects
by Essam K. Zaneldin1 and Bilal El-Ariss

Decisions during the design stage have an extensive impact on all succeeding stages. Producing a quality design is highly dependent upon effective coordination among the diverse teams in the process. As a step towards effective design coordination, this paper investigates the manner by which expert designers prevent mistakes, detect mismatches, and communicate changes during the design of building projects. A questionnaire survey was conducted among design firms in the United Arab Emirates to collect information about the current coordination practice used during the design stage. Causes and frequency of coordination problems along with recommendations on solutions to these problems have been presented and areas of potential improvement have been identified. Based on the results of the survey, the study then suggested a coordination management scheme that can be used as a general guide to improve coordination during the design stage. Common interrelationships within the design development have also been explicated.
Keywords: design process; coordination problems; quality design; management, questionnaire
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
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University of Newcastle
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