Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/33335
Title: Rethinking project management and exploring virtual design and construction as a potential solution
Authors: Li, H 
Lu, W
Huang, T
Keywords: Project management
Virtual design and construction
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Construction management and economics, 2009, v. 27, no. 4, p. 363-371 How to cite?
Journal: Construction management and economics 
Abstract: The construction sector is facing widespread criticism of its low efficiency and poor performance. This has led to a rethink of contemporary project management (PM). However, current critical perspectives have failed to diagnose the practical problems existing in PM, and as a consequence, no promising solutions have been proposed. In this research, a combination of critical literature review, field works, case studies, open debates and interviews revealed five fundamentally problematic aspects of contemporary PM: (1) using artificial tools and methods; (2) cannot try before build; (3) discontinuity in construction processes; (4) ineffective information and knowledge management; and (5) creeping managerialism. These problems were then scrutinized by referring them to Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) as a potential solution. Strengths of VDC are explored, and hurdles that prevent it from gaining momentum are also evaluated. It is found that the problems of contemporary PM can largely be alleviated by the use of VDC although its many hurdles are yet to be overcome. This research provides new insights into how construction companies can adopt VDC technology to improve the problematic PM practices.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/33335
ISSN: 0144-6193
DOI: 10.1080/01446190902838217
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

25
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 21, 2017

Page view(s)

25
Last Week
0
Last month
Checked on May 21, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.