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CEPEZED: Case Studies in Designer-Led Integrated Procurement

Wislocki, Peter (2001) CEPEZED: Case Studies in Designer-Led Integrated Procurement. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 18 (4). pp. 271-285. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A variety of theoretical and practical arguments can be advanced for the integration of design and construction processes. This paper begins with a brief review of these arguments, noting the wide diversity in their underlying motivational frameworks. The economic and technical advantages of integrated procurement are compromised by mediocre design associated with design build contracting. In this context, CEPEZED, an architecturally-led design build firm based in Delft, Netherlands, offers an unusual example of integrated procurement in which design excellence remainsa dominant concern. The paper attempts to relate CEPEZED 's example, illustrated in a series of comparative case studies, to wider debates on procurement systems. As an alternative to making established commercially orientated design-build firms more "designer-led it is argued that CEPEZED and similar designer-led businesses have more potential for transforming the construction industry, but only if innovative means of risk transfer are developed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: CEPEZED integrated building procurement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Peter Wislocki
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 14:57 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 12:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78242 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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