Communicating the design intent, from initial briefing through the design stage and on to the actual construction is vital to the success of any building project. This book looks at communication across physical, organisational and cultural barriers with a view to improving the design and construction process. The authors investigate communication issues across physical, organisational and cultural barriers and present clear guidance and practical advice.
I am an architect and my experience of working in practice eventually took me down a research route, which resulted in a PhD and then a full time position in the university sector. I try to retain this practical knowledge in my writing. My books are written for students studying a wide range of built environment programmes and span two inter-related areas; architectural (design) management and architectural (construction) technology. Some of my books have resulted from research projects, some from the frustration of not being able to find anything suitable for my students to read, and some from daring to think 'What if ..?'