Bridging the gap between selection decisions of facade systems at the early design phase: Issues, challenges and solutions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/593096
Title:
Bridging the gap between selection decisions of facade systems at the early design phase: Issues, challenges and solutions
Authors:
Kassem, M. (Mohamad); Mitchell, D. (Donald)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute
Citation:
Kassem, M., Mitchell, D. (2015) 'Bridging the gap between selection decisions of facade systems at the early design phase: Issues, challenges and solutions' Journal of Facade Design and Engineering; 3 (2):165-183 : DOI: 10.3233/FDE-150037
Publisher:
IOS Press
Journal:
Journal of Facade Design and Engineering
Issue Date:
6-Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/593096
DOI:
10.3233/FDE-150037
Additional Links:
http://www.medra.org/servlet/aliasResolver?alias=iospress&doi=10.3233/FDE-150037
Abstract:
Building facade has a significant impact on the environmental and economic performance of buildings and projects. The specification of their elements at the early design phase depends on numerous technical, environmental and economic factors and involves several stakeholders. The procurement and delivery of the facade work package from the early design phase, through detailed design and manufacture, to installation is a process with several inherent risk factors due to the involved cost, technical and engineering complexities and its position on the critical path in all projects. This research investigates the process of selection and specification of building facade elements at the early design phases with the overarching aim of identifying the issues affecting specification decisions, their root causes and impact on projects. The research utilizes a mixed research approach which combines a retrospective case study and an industry survey as two research methods that build on each other. The findings suggest that the complexity of specification at the early design phases is exacerbated by factors such as the inadequate technical knowledge of stakeholders involved in the decision making process, the non-involvement of building facade consultants, the late involvement of specialist facade subcontractors, and in a few cases by some commercial exclusivity agreements that restricts specification decisions.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Building facade; business process; curtain wall
ISSN:
2213-302X
EISSN:
2213-3038
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) for non-commercial use only. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 08/01/2016]

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dc.contributor.authorKassem, M. (Mohamad)en
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, D. (Donald)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T12:08:50Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T12:08:50Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-06en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Facade Design and Engineering; 3 (2):165-183en
dc.identifier.issn2213-302Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.3233/FDE-150037en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/593096en
dc.description.abstractBuilding facade has a significant impact on the environmental and economic performance of buildings and projects. The specification of their elements at the early design phase depends on numerous technical, environmental and economic factors and involves several stakeholders. The procurement and delivery of the facade work package from the early design phase, through detailed design and manufacture, to installation is a process with several inherent risk factors due to the involved cost, technical and engineering complexities and its position on the critical path in all projects. This research investigates the process of selection and specification of building facade elements at the early design phases with the overarching aim of identifying the issues affecting specification decisions, their root causes and impact on projects. The research utilizes a mixed research approach which combines a retrospective case study and an industry survey as two research methods that build on each other. The findings suggest that the complexity of specification at the early design phases is exacerbated by factors such as the inadequate technical knowledge of stakeholders involved in the decision making process, the non-involvement of building facade consultants, the late involvement of specialist facade subcontractors, and in a few cases by some commercial exclusivity agreements that restricts specification decisions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIOS Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.medra.org/servlet/aliasResolver?alias=iospress&doi=10.3233/FDE-150037en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) for non-commercial use only. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 08/01/2016]en
dc.subjectBuilding facadeen
dc.subjectbusiness processen
dc.subjectcurtain wallen
dc.titleBridging the gap between selection decisions of facade systems at the early design phase: Issues, challenges and solutionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2213-3038en
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Facade Design and Engineeringen
or.citation.harvardKassem, M., Mitchell, D. (2015) 'Bridging the gap between selection decisions of facade systems at the early design phase: Issues, challenges and solutions' Journal of Facade Design and Engineering; 3 (2):165-183 : DOI: 10.3233/FDE-150037en
dc.contributor.institutionTechnology Futures Institute, Teesside University, Middleborough, UKen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Centre for Window Cladding Technology, University of Bath, Bath, UKen
dc.date.accepted2015-10-06en
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