Design Management for Sustainability

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Stephen Emmitt
Earthscan, 2009 - Business & Economics - 102 pages
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Building on the special edition Aspects of Design Management (Volume 3:1, 2007), this publication brings together the rapidly developing field of design management with that of environmental sustainability. Eight articles drawn from around the world help to provide some critical insights into the relationship between ecological sustainability and the application of design management in a number of different contexts. Contributions range from early policy decisions and public procurement options; to corporate social responsibility of architects and the promotion of materials and products to specifiers; to encouraging change and a design process evaluation method; to investigations into the role and contribution of construction design managers and facilities managers to a sustainable built environment. Collectively the articles provide a unique, multi-disciplinary, contribution to the theoretical development of the design management field as well as guidance on the practical application of methods and tools.

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Stephen Emmitt is an architect and professor of architectural technology at the department of civil and building engineering at the University of Loughborough, UK. He is also joint co-ordinator of the CIBs working commission W096 Architectural Management. He has published extensively on the topics of architectural detailing and design management, being the author of 11 books and over one hundred articles. At Loughborough his research and practical experience is being integrated into new modules on design management and architectural detailing from first, ecologically sustainable, principles. This publication is part of ongoing work to demonstrate the contribution that effective design management can make to a sustainable built environment. Dino Bouchlaghem, editor of Architectural Engineering and Design Management, is professor of architectural engineering at the University of Loughborough, UK.

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