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Partnering as Success Factor: Optimal Design Quality Through The Early Integration of Construction and Operation Competences
Nearly all designs can be optimized. Today, this realization is familiar to all those in the construction and real-estate industries who take into consideration all five of the lifecycle phases of a property (development, design, construction, operation, revitalization) as well as their interdependencies. Nevertheless, new buildings are still being built or existing buildings structurally altered with designs that sometimes show serious deficiencies. A few examples worth mentioning here include oversized technical building equipment components, a lack of coordination between facade and technical building equipment concepts, use of materials with high maintenance costs or a lack of coordination between foundation and framework construction.
Simsch, G. (2008). Partnering as Success Factor: Optimal Design Quality Through The Early Integration of Construction and Operation Competences. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from