Accession Number:

ADA350951

Title:

Evaluating the Perception of Design Errors in the Construction Industry

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CIVILENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Fhe objective of this research was to collect data, through surveys and interviews, from the principle players in the construction industry to determine their perception of what constitutes a design error. Through this methodology an analysis was conducted to examine some of the major contributing factors to design errors and at what level they affect cost and schedule growth in construction projects. The areas of focus were to determine if the principle parties 1 agreed on a definition of design error 2 were interested in the burden of responsibility for errors financially 3 ranked the factors that control design and construction under a common interest 4 believe that computer aided drafting has reduced the number of design errors and improved production 5 could assign a percentage to design errors in relation to all project changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE