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Articles Tagged 'architecture'

  • Communities of Practice—Chenxi Zhu

    Communities of Practice
    The aim of this essay is to describe how a community can approach a project goal and what project knowledge is shared in an architectural project. The knowledge exchange is a social process contingent on histories in project management. It indicates the tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge in the architectural area and also how these transfer and how to spread from the individual to team.

    First section of this article is to introduce the background of the project. This architectural project is a serious and great Chinese government project. The requirement of this government project is to build a community building on a public site with a limited space areas of building. In this project, there are some issues to influence the project delay or out of control because of the situation of project. Some of these are related to the communication and some of these are related to the leadership.

    The second part indicates some reflection of this project and how to solve some problems, and it also presents the how to make a combination of the different culture knowledge. I explain some previous factors that influence this project. Simultaneously, it presents the methodology of the knowledge transferring and sharing, because this project is transfer from another team in the architectural company. This section also shows the influence of leadership. A good leadership led the project success.

    Overall, the main issues are included the leadership, communication and knowledge sharing. In the
    conclusion, all issues belong to the whole community.

    Author: Chenxi Zhu
    Review status: Postgraduate assignment (University of Technology Sydney)

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  • The benefits of BIM for project managers
    Infrastructure projects

    Project managers have only basic knowledge about BIM, which makes it difficult for them to see the uses and benefits of BIM in building and infrastructure projects. Paul Sancandi shows how a better understanding can benefit project managers on construction and infrastructure projects.

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  • Assigning responsibility on a building project
    Who is responsible for the project design?

    Who should be ultimately responsible to the building project owner to deliver the design related services of the project for the entire design team: the project management team or the lead architectural consultant? Paul Sancandi of InfraSol presents this debate.

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