A Computer-Aided FPS-Oriented Approach for Construction Briefing

Xiaochun Luo, Qiping Shen

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Function performance specification (FPS) is one of the value management (VM) techniques developed for the explicit statement of optimum product definition. This technique is widely used in software engineering and manufacturing industry, and proved to be successful to perform product defining tasks. This paper describes an FPS-oriented approach for construction briefing, which is critical to the successful delivery of construction projects. Three techniques, i.e., function analysis system technique, shared space, and computer-aided toolkit, are incorporated into the proposed approach. A computer-aided toolkit is developed to facilitate the implementation of FPS in the briefing processes. This approach can facilitate systematic, efficient identification, clarification, and representation of client requirements in trail running. The limitations of the approach and future research work are also discussed at the end of the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-297
Number of pages6
JournalTsinghua Science and Technology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008


  • briefing
  • computer-aided
  • function analysis system technique
  • functional performance specification (FPS)
  • shared space
  • value management (VM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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