Adaption of structured analysis design techniques methodology for construction project planning

Agyekum-Mensah, G, Knight, A ORCID: 0000-0002-8478-9656 and Pasquire, C ORCID: 0000-0001-6344-2031, 2012. Adaption of structured analysis design techniques methodology for construction project planning. In: Smith, SD, ed., Proceedings of 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Eidnburgh, 3-5 September 2012. Reading: ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp. 1055-1065. ISBN 9780955239069

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Abstract

The construction industry has been heavily criticised by researchers and governmental organisations for its performance especially excessive delay. Ballard and Howell (2003) indicated that only about 50% of the tasks on weekly work plans are completed by the end of the plan week. This is a result of a lack of either effective project planning or effective production control. It therefore seems the traditional approach of planning is insufficient to meet the current demand and complexity of construction projects. This paper proposes to critically evaluate the adaptation of Structured Analysis Design Techniques (SADT) methodology as a tool for project planning. SADT which was further developed into IDEF (Integrated Definition) techniques claims to be a complete methodology to provide the means of understanding complex production systems and aid the implementation of change. The use of this methodology has led to process improvement. The research uses a literature review followed by interviews with academics and practitioners to investigate their knowledge and understanding of SADT (IDEFO). The results of the interviews indicated that SADT (IDEFO) methodology is seldom known and used in the construction industry. However, this study indicates that SADT methodology appears to be an effective project planning tool. This study contributes to the limited project planning techniques in construction industry by exploring the possible adaption of SADT.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Agyekum-Mensah, G., Knight, A. and Pasquire, C.
Publisher: ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Place of Publication: Reading
Date: 2012
Volume: 2
Rights: © 2012 Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:16
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6199

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