Better Construction Briefing
September 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
This book examines the briefing process to understand its strengths and weaknesses and the problems involved, draws on the experience of other disciplines and industries, and identifies best practice and purpose innovations in the briefing process. It is strongly industry oriented while drawing on sound research.
1. Introduction and focus.
2. Empowering the client.
3. Managing the project dynamics.
4. Appropriate user involvement.
5. Appropriate team bu9ilding.
6. Appropriate visulasation techniques.
7. Implementing change.
8. Case Study 1. Empowering the client.
9. Case Study. Appropriate user involvement.
10. Case Study 3. Managing the project dynamics.
11. Case Study 4. Appropriate user involvement.
Appendix A. Further Reading.
Appendix B. Functional Brief.
Appendix C. Description of the research basis of the book.
Catherine Stanley is a researcher at Salford University at the Research Center for the Built and Human Environment her research includes construction briefing and facilities management. She trained as an architect at Oxford Brookes University.
* draws on research carried out by mixed group of academics and industrial partners, partly funded by government
* few books on the subject
* Peter Barrett, author of Blackwell Science's successful book Facilities Management