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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. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:99109)

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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 remains a 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
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Peter Wislocki
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 13:29 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 10:05 UTC
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