Development and validation of a framework for evaluation of integrated design teams of sustainable high-performance buildings

Rahman Azari, Yong Woo Kim

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Abstract

Integration of disciplines and project participants is prescribed widely as a major remedy to improve effectiveness and efficiency of construction projects. In the context of sustainable high-performance (SHP) projects, integrated design (ID) approach encourages implementation of systems-thinking and early intense collaboration of project stakeholders during the design phase. The desired outcomes in this context would be buildings that not only are cost effective but also have superior energy and sustainability performance over their life cycle. The present paper reports on a research project that attempted to develop and validate a framework for evaluation of the ID teams of SHP projects. The research applied a mixed-method (qualitative-quantitative) research methodology. First, qualitative research (case study and interview) and literature review were used to create a pool of evaluation factors and items that could be used for evaluation/measurement of the performance of the ID teams. These items were generated and organized based on the context, input, process, and product (CIPP) evaluation model. Then, in quantitative phase of research, the evaluation items were tested for reliability and validity by deploying a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of LEED-rated projects and statistical analysis of the collected responses. The research finally proposed a validated framework for evaluation of the ID teams of SHP projects, which consisted of four major elements: an evaluation model based on the CIPP model, 27 evaluation factors, 65 evaluation items, and a measurement format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages584-593
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780784413517
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/19/145/21/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction

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