The Design Manager's Handbook
April 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
Design management as a recognised role in the built environment industry is relatively new, initially arising from the need for better co-ordination and delivery of design information from design teams to main contractors - particularly important as procurement routes involving contractor led design have become much more commonplace. The advent of design packages driven by specialist sub-contractors has also increased the need for co-ordination and management of the design process. With the growing complexity of construction projects, effective design management is increasingly central to project success. BIM, as it gains acceptance across the industry will undoubtedly have a huge impact on project delivery process and the role of the Design Manager.
The CIOB Design Manager’s Handbook covers subjects such as design process and management tools, the role of the Design Manager, value management and innovation, procurement routes and implications, people dynamics, and factors that will affect the development of the Design Manager’s role in the future, including BIM. It will ensure Design Managers understand the processes, tools and skills that are required to be successful in the role, and will assist them in delivering real value to complex construction projects.
Written for both the Design Manager practitioner and students on construction related degree courses, anyone interested in construction based design management will also find the book useful.
Preface – ‘My Why’ xi
Note to the reader xv
1 Introduction – the CIOB Design Manager’s Handbook 1
Context, scope, audience and structure
2 Process 19
Project context, processes, CDM, cost management
3 DMTCQ 59
The Design Management Benchmark, a framework model for Design Management based on Time, Cost and Quality
4 Tools 63
Generic tools to control design production and design development
5 Procurement 91
Main procurement routes, Employer’s Requirements/Contractor’s Proposals
6 Value and innovation 101
Value management, innovation and DM
7 People 111
Context, tsunamis, tribes and people
8 Training 123
Roles, skills, training
9 Quality 127
Urban and environmental context of design, quality, legacy
10 Stories 133
People, projects – some stories
11 Future 145
Context, external and internal factors, BIM, DM2050
Addendum – October 2012 163
A Lean Project Delivery – Alan Mossman, Glenn Ballard & Christine Pasquire 165
B The ‘ADePT’ methodology – Paul Waskett and Andrew Newton 191
C Choosing by Advantages – Alan Mossman 197
D Delivering value – A Guidance Note for Design Managers – Michael Graham 201
E Style, Behaviours & your ‘Leadership Moments’ – Saima Butt 209
F Educating the Design Manager of the future – Paula Bleanch 213
G Facilitating workshops – John Eynon 221
Bibliography/Resources/Further Reading 223
John Eynon BA BArch RIBA MAPM FCIOB CEnv is an enabler, writer and speaker, qualified as an Architect in 1981, and has worked in the public and private sectors in architectural practice, main contracting and consulting. For the last 15 years John has been involved in design management and pre-construction process for major contractors, with responsibility for design management teams and also providing functional support and design leadership at all stages of the design and construction process. He now provides BIM consultancy, design management and work winning services through his company Open Water Consulting Ltd.
About the CIOB
With over 48,000 members the CIOB is the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process.