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authors Garner, S. and Mann, P.
year 2002
title Interdisciplinarity: Perceptions of the Value of Computer Supported Collaborative Work in Design for the Built Environment
source CAADRIA 2002 [Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 983-2473-42-X] Cyberjaya (Malaysia) 1820 April 2002, pp. 221-228
summary This paper presents the findings from a study into the current exploitation of CSCW in design for the built environment in the UK. The research is based on responses to a web-based questionnaire. Members of various professions including civil engineers, architects, building services engineers and quantity surveyors were invited to complete the questionnaire. The responses reveal important trends in the breadth and size of project teams at the same time as new pressures are emerging regarding team integration and efficiency. The findings suggest that while CSCW systems may improve project management (e.g. via project documentation) and the exchange of information between team members it has yet to significantly support those activities that characterize integrated collaborative working between disparate specialists. The authors conclude by combining the findings with a wider discussion of the application of CSCW to design activity appealing for CSCW to go beyond multidisciplinary working to achieve interdisciplinary working.
series CAADRIA
email s.w.garner@open.ac.uk
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