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|Title: ||Building design team communication: practice and education.|
|Authors: ||Whyte, Andrew|
|Supervisors: ||Pollock, Robert|
Andrew, C. A.
|Issue Date: ||Sep-1996|
|Publisher: ||The Robert Gordon University|
|Abstract: ||This study examined three propositions: - (i) there are problems in the building design team
created by difficulties of communication between different professional disciplines, (ii)
communication difficulties are primarily a function of cultural differences instilled by vocational
education, and (iii) communication gaps require educational initiatives able to bridge cultural
differences instilled by vocational traditions in the educational process.
To achieve the most efficient process and ultimately a more effective product, building design
team professionals must maximise their capacity for integrated activity and inter-professional
communication. The nature of inter-professional relationships, and their development through the
group formation process, is presented as a central consideration in the analysis of building design
The rationale and methodological development of the study seeks to understand whether
differences in inter-professional interaction are largely a matter of values and attitudes, and
whether these can be modified by training to improve communication in the building design team.
Research examines whether influencing positively professional attitudes at the formative stage
addresses inter-disciplinary dissonance.
This study establishes a link between education for the construction industry, and the adverse
affects of perceived professional discord. This study goes beyond current conflictual opinion
regarding the structure of specialised education for construction, and presents evidence that,
handled correctly, future tertiary education can provide the most suitable antecedent for a more
efficiently integrated building industry.|
|Appears in Collections:||Theses (Architecture & Built Environment)|
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