Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls, and Best Practices for Commercial Design and Construction Projects

Author:   Michael LeFevre
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
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9781119561767


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Offers state-of-the-art principles and strategies gleaned from high-profile projects to help readers manage design 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 aninsider'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 toolset for immediate application and action Includes best practice tips, process diagrams, and comparative analytical tables to support the text Written in a relatable style, Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls and Best Practices for Commercial Design and Construction Projects is a welcome resource for owners, contractors, and designers in search of better ways to work together. Managing Design blends practical advice from the author's five decades in architecture and construction with wisdom from more than three dozen luminaries in the design, delivery, ownership and operation of the built environment. The result is an extraordinary guide to integrating practice across disciplines. --Bob Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Design Intelligence Managing Design peers into the soul of a contentious industry as it grapples with change--a deep dive into the design and construction process in the words of those doing the work. I enjoyed the engineers and contractors' pleas to be made parties to design process early on. The questions--as interesting as the answers--are both here in this book. --Richard Korman, Deputy Editor, Engineering News Record Managing Design hits many of the design and construction industry's ills head-on with insightful interviews by new and established leaders and real-world tactics on creating better teams, better communications between players, and--most vitally--better project results. --Rebecca W. E. Edmunds, AIA, Editor, Author and President, r4 llc

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Author:   Michael LeFevre
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 19.50cm , Height: 3.60cm , Length: 23.80cm
Weight:   0.771kg
ISBN:  

9781119561767


ISBN 10:   1119561760
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Michael Alan LeFevre, FAIA, is Vice President, Planning & Design Support at Holder Construction in Atlanta, GA. As an award-winning architect he frequently speaks on the topic of design-construction collaboration. He is a member of the Design Futures Council and has been an advisory board member and guided curricula development for academic programs at the University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Purdue. In his role at Holder he has worked many of the world's leading design firms on high-visibility projects such as the Apple Park Headquarter Campus, and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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