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Venkatachalam Senthilkumar

Bio: Venkatachalam Senthilkumar is an academic researcher from University of Sharjah. The author has contributed to research in topics: Conceptual framework & Integrated project delivery. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 2 publications receiving 2 citations.

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01 Jan 2018
TL;DR: In this article, the DSM method is used to identify the existence of collaborative design risks among the clusters of designs in green building design and conceptual frameworks are proposed to manage these risks.
Abstract: Construction projects are ambitious in terms of the complexity in its components, structures, design requirements, information flows, stakeholder integration and technological integration particularly in green building projects. As a consequence, management of these projects becomes increasingly integrated; however, risk management has taken little account of these interdisciplinary and iterative trends. This leads to poor risk management outcomes, where traditional risk management practices that rely on allocating risks to specific individual entities are not able to accommodate the collaborative facets. Experienced practitioners were interviewed regarding their current practices and techniques towards managing interdependent design tasks that resulted in inseparable collective risks. Prospective utilization of Dependency Structure Matrices (DSM) and its analysis of identifying the existence of these collaborative Design Risks among the clusters of designs are proposed as a solution in this paper. Since the paper is explorative in terms of the application of the DSM method on identifying and managing the collaborative risk management in green building design, conceptual frameworks are only proposed.

1 citations

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01 Jan 2015
TL;DR: A theoretical framework for understanding and evaluating the demands for change in existing work practices and workflows is presented and a framework for decompose and populate an MDM model within which BIM change propagation may be evaluated is proposed.
Abstract: Construction projects are complex undertakings. They are characterised by multiple and diverse natured components, processes, and people; hence a high dependence on information, and often leading to inefficiencies in the project delivery process. The level of management of these complexities therefore greatly impinges on the performance of projects. In the past decade, implementing Building Information Modelling has been advocated as a veritable way of addressing these challenges. However, its implementation is fraught with many challenges, prominent among which is the lack of clarity as to how it impacts the existing project delivery workflows. To an effort to overcome this, the paper presents a theoretical framework for understanding and evaluating the demands for change in existing work practices and workflows. Second, it proposes a framework for decompose and populate an MDM model within which BIM change propagation may be evaluated.

1 citations


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01 Jan 2013
TL;DR: Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value.
Abstract: This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook.

191 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
TL;DR: The authors describe the BIM literature as largely devoid of critical theoretical perspectives and theorization capable of explaining the nature of change in work practices in a holistic way, and criticise its lack of critical theory and theory.
Abstract: Recent critiques of the BIM literature describe it as largely devoid of critical theoretical perspectives and theorization capable of explaining the nature of change in work practices in a holistic...

21 citations