Accession Number : ADA184475

Title :   Design Effectiveness in Commercial Construction.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Peek, Michael A

PDF Url : ADA184475

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The purpose of this study is: 1) to explore the applications of the design evaluation matrix in commercial building and heavy civil construction, 2) to review guidelines for implementing the design evaluation matrix, and 3) to make recommendations for additional criteria and sub-criteria. This study is a continuation of a Construction Industry Institute study on the evaluation of design effectiveness. Phase I of the research introduced the Design Evaluation Matrix, a variation of the Objectives Matrix, as a technique for determining design effectiveness. In phase II, the components of the Design Evaluation Matrix were refined through a study of the piping phase of large industrial projects. The evaluation criteria and sub-criteria used in this study are based on those established in phase I of the research. These criteria are: accuracy of the design documents, usability of the design documents, cost of the design, constructability, performance against design schedule, economy of the design, and ease of occupancy/start-up.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *MATRIX THEORY, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, DESIGN TO COST, PRODUCTIVITY, WORK MEASUREMENT, BUILDINGS, THESES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE