Contents

Foreword by Jonathan Barzilai v

Preface to the collected edition vii

Open Design, a Collaborative Approach to Architecture

Preface 1

Introduction 5

1 The Purpose of Open Design 9

2 Managing the Open Design Process 19

3 Modelling in Open Design 27

4 Uncertainty reduction and risk assessment 45

5 How to deal with the overabundance of information 53

6 How to deal with quality requirements 57

7 How to deal with conflicting requirements in the mathematical model 65

8 Open Design Computer Tools 77

Appendix A Behavioural theory of Argyris and Schon, a summary 83 Appendix B Individual optimum versus collective optimum, consequences for

Open Design 89

Open Design and Construct Management

Preface 99

Introduction 103

I Theory 107

1 The purpose of design and construct management 109

2 Design and construct management of simple projects 113

3 Design and construct management of complex projects 117

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

II Cases 123

5 Validation through cases 125

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

7 Expansion of Schiphol Airport in the eighties 133

8 The VPRO office 137

9 Shell-Mitsubishi petrochemical plant in Singapore 151

10 Renovation 'De Resident', The Hague 185

11 Concluding remarks 191

Appendix A 'Granny's Puzzle' 197

Open Design, Cases and Exercises

Preface 203

Introduction 209

I Exercises 215

1 Linear Programming with Negotiable Constraints 217

2 Monte Carlo simulation for real estate and infrastructure investments 231

3 Project Network Planning and Risk Assessment 245

4 Regression analysis of construction projects from the past 263

5 Preference Measurement: The key to incorporating soft variables 281

6 Integrating LP Multi Criteria Optimisation and Preference Modelling 289

7 Non-linear optimisation 293

8 Geometric modelling 299

II Cases 309

9 Linear Programming with negotiable constraints 311

10 Monte Carlo simulation 321

11 Network planning & risk assessment 325

12 Regression analysis: residential real estate 329

13 Preference Measurement: The key to incorporating soft variables 337

14 Integrating LP Multi Criteria Optimisation and Preference Modelling 345

15 Multi Criteria Optimisation 351

16 Non-linear, local, optimisation 359

17 Geometric modelling 363

List of Figures 367

List of Tables 373

Bibliography 377

Index 383

About the Authors 389

Open Design, a Collaborative Approach to Architecture

Lex A. van Gunsteren Peter-Paul van Loon

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