Workplace planning and target costing techniques in project and facility management Read more

This paper presents a project management concept for programming and designing workplaces in relation to facility user’s strategy and operations.

The concept includes the target costing product model that defines the life cycle costs basing on spaces needed and workplace planning product model which links spaces to business operations. They enable the definition and costing of working environment in client activity level.

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Workplace planning Read more

This book introduces the theory of workplace planning and the steering model for practical planning.

The theory links workplace planning to production, not only to construction production, but also to the customer organization’s general strategy. The steering model includes a procedure that models the customer’s need for space based on temporal and geometric factors. The process underlines stakeholder accountability and commitment between decisions and outcomes.

Workplace planning process has been used to wide range of lines of business; offices, hospitals, churches, assembly halls, universities, day care centres etc. The concept has led to shared understanding and mutual commitment between owners and users. It has also led to a remarkable reduction in the use of spatial resources.

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Necessary and Unnecessary Complexity in Construction Read more

The nature of complexity varies as construction progresses. This paper presents concepts and practices with which project (knowledge) management must foster complexity when it is necessary and dampen complexity when it is unnecessary in order to generate value and control time and costs.

Complexity management has been studied in relation to Haahtela- management concepts, Nam P. Suh's concepts of complexity and concepts of lean management.

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