In this chapter the use and organization of use of a project website is described in the design and realization of a construction project. The case concerns a complicated project with a high number of different parties involved, managed by an architectural office and having an internationally operating client. Performance improvement in terms of increased output delivering electronically all project documents was realized by using the project website and effective organization and coordination of design team communication (see Chapter 4). By effective coordination of asynchronous team communication using the project web, all design changes could be made more transparent to participants and checked to identify their effect on the budget. Project management organized the collective use of the project web very effectively,resulting at the end of the project in an up-to-date electronic project archive containing all the as-built-drawings for life-cycle purposes, such as maintenance and facilities management. Following completion of the project the architectural office that lead the project and initiated the use of the project web improved its internal information flows and procedures to become more effective using the project web at an organizational level.
|Title of host publication||Architectural management : international research & practice|
|Editors||S. Emmitt, M. Prins, A.F. Otter, den|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|