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IDENTIFICATION OF THE CAUSES OF NON-VALUE-ADDING ACTIVITIES DURING THE CLIENT BRIEFING PROCESS
The Fifth Built Environment Conference - Association of Schools of Construction of The Southern Africa (2010)
  • Ruben Ndihokubwayo, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Xolani Nghona, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Jonathan Crowe, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Abstract
Purpose of this study - This study endeavours to identify the causes of non value-adding activities during the construction client briefing process in order to minimise the occurrence of them in design process. Methodology - A literature review focusing on the identification of the causes of non-value adding activities during the client briefing phase was conducted. Close-ended questionnaires were distributed and interviews were conducted with purposively sampled registered architects, structural designers, project managers, contractors and quantity surveyors in the Central Business District of the City of Cape Town. Findings - The study reports that the construction client briefing process fails to identify and minimise the causes which give rise to activities that do not add value to the design process. It was revealed that an inadequate design brief resulted from the failure on accurate interpretation of building services, inadequate scope of work resulted to changes in drawing specifications, unnecessary redesign drawings arose due to failure in accurate interpretation of the building services and design briefs that did not take complete consideration of client’s requirements resulted in changes in design drawings, hence the existence of non-value adding activities. Practical implications - The study increases the knowledge and understanding of the causes of non-value adding activities during client briefing process. This potentially will reduce the occurrence of non-value adding activities during the design process which will subsequently reduce waste during construction stage. Originality/value - The identification of the causes of non-value adding activities during the construction client briefing process provides a step forward towards the reduction of the non-value adding activities in design process. Keywords: Causes, client briefing process, non-value adding activities, design process
Keywords
  • Causes,
  • client briefing process,
  • non-value adding activities,
  • design process
Publication Date
Winter July 20, 2010
Citation Information
Ruben Ndihokubwayo, Xolani Nghona and Jonathan Crowe. "IDENTIFICATION OF THE CAUSES OF NON-VALUE-ADDING ACTIVITIES DURING THE CLIENT BRIEFING PROCESS" The Fifth Built Environment Conference - Association of Schools of Construction of The Southern Africa (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ruben_ndihokubwayo/17/