Contents

Preface 99

Acknowledgements 100

Introduction 103

I Theory 107

1 The purpose of design and construct management 109

1.1 Purpose of design and construct 109

1.2 Different kinds of design, a classification 109

1.3 Conclusions 111

2 Design and construct management of simple projects 113

2.1 Best practices of project management 113

2.2 Limits of applicability 113

2.3 Conclusions 116

3 Design and construct management of complex projects 117

3.1 Best practices of Open Design and Construct management 117

3.2 Limits of applicability 117

3.3 Conclusions 120

4 Consequences of applying best practices for simple projects to complex projects and vice versa 121

4.1 Applying PI practices to a complex situation SII 121

4.2 Consequences of applying practices PII for complex and unpredictable situations to an actually simple and predictable situation SI 122

4.3 Conclusions 122

II Cases 123

5 Validation through cases 125

6 Renovation of the former KLM head office in The Hague 127

6.1 What happened? 127

6.2 Open Design simulation 129

6.3 Significance for Open Design and Construct management 132

7 Expansion of Schiphol Airport in the eighties 133

7.1 The Schiphol Group 133

7.2 Management of the expansion 133

7.3 Lessons learned 135

7.4 Implications for Open Design and Construct management 136

8 The VPRO office 137

8.1 Appropriateness of the case 137

8.2 The Open Space concept 139

8.3 Noise hindrance and acoustics, the ignored key issue 144

8.4 Lessons related to Open Design and Construct management 149

9 Shell-Mitsubishi petrochemical plant in Singapore 151

9.1 Historical review 151

9.2 Project manager's story 153

9.3 Key Issues Matrix 161

9.4 Implications for Open Design and Construct management 177

10 Renovation 'De Resident', The Hague 185

10.1 The challenge 185

10.2 'Resident'story told by the'Rijksbouwmeester' 187

10.3 Implications for Open Design and Construct management 189

11 Concluding remarks 191

11.1 IT tools for Open Design and Construct management 191

11.2 Summary of findings 191

11.3 Relationship with welfare theory 193

Appendix A 'Granny's Puzzle' 197

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