Modelling the dynamics of design error induced rework in construction

Peter E.D. Love, Purnendu Mandal, Jim Smith, Heng Li

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Rework that is experienced in construction projects is often caused by errors made during the design process. Factors that contribute to design errors are identified and used to design and develop a systems dynamics model, which is used to simulate a number of practical scenarios that can be used to reduce design errors and rework. The model presented in this paper can enable design and project managers to understand better the process of design documentation and how design errors occur in construction projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-574
Number of pages8
JournalConstruction Management and Economics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


  • Design errors
  • Design management
  • Rework
  • System dynamics
  • Time boxing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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