Modelling detailed information flows in building design with parameter-based design structure matrix
Tasli Pektas, S.
Pektaş, Ş. T., & Pultar, M. (2006). Modelling detailed information flows in building design with the parameter-based design structure matrix. Design Studies, 27(1), 99-122.
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The Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry is one of the multidisciplinary domains in which collaboration among related parties is of utmost importance. Despite the intense flow of information between design professionals, there is a lack of research to better understand and manipulate these flows. Most of the current process modelling tools in the AEC industry do not enable analyses of iterative information cycles. Moreover, these tools represent the process at high levels, thus, they are inadequate for multi-parameter problems like building design. With a view to alleviate these problems, this paper introduces the use of parameter-based design structure matrix as a process modelling and system analysis tool for building design. The method reveals insights into the process structure, optimum sequence of parameter decisions, iterative cycles and concurrency in the process. The application of the method is demonstrated through a case study on suspended ceiling design in a real-life project. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.