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The organizational influence on design quality of built environment

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Author(s):
Lucas Melchiori Pereira
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Carlos.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Márcio Minto Fabricio; Manoel Antonio Lopes Rodrigues Alves; Ercilia Hitomi Hirota; Silvio Burrattino Melhado; Sheila Walbe Ornstein; José Carlos Paliari
Advisor: Márcio Minto Fabricio
Abstract

Purpose The demand for higher levels of built-environment quality requires from Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation sector (AECO) to increase the efficiency and effectiveness wherewith the projects create and manage value for customers, business and society. The development of knowledge, processes, practices and tools to promote these objectives, however, require an organizational condition appropriate for successful implementation. For this purpose, providing support to identify, design, implement, and monitor the organizational changes is a central point towards capacitating the projects to achieve the expected quality. Methodology/approach The theoretical and methodological approach to promote more efficient and effective project organizations started with a Systematic Review of Literature which has identified a theorical frame from the organizations related to projects, isomorphism, congruence and organizational architecture, etc. From this theoretical framework a set of studies oriented to the Design Science Research (DSR) method was organized, supporting the development and simulation of an appropriate organizational architecture towards creating design value in real estate projects. Findings Presents the theoretical implications of the design organization findings, specifically related to the approached organizational type and other organization forms from AECO, establishing the organizational isomorphism relationships and pointing the Multi-firm network organization as a more congruent alternative to the design practices associated with the creating value, as the autonomy to collaborate, information flow and value management, BIM, etc. Originality/value The investigation contributions are relevant to AECO research and management, by establishing a methodological and instrumental basis to the organizational architecture by mapping the congruence among system, process and organization of real estate projects, associated with implementation guidelines and the context of organizational change spreading in the sector. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/06367-9 - Organizational Influences on the Quality of the Built Environment design
Grantee:Lucas Melchiori Pereira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate