Communicating the design intent, from initial briefing through the design stage and on to the actual construction is vital to the success of any building project. This book looks at communication across physical, organisational and cultural barriers with a view to improving the design and construction process. The authors investigate communication issues across physical, organisational and cultural barriers and present clear guidance and practical advice.
Construction:a social perspective; Communication in construction; Communicating abstract ideas;. Dynamics of Communication; Interpersonal communication; Group communication; Communication networks; Organisational communication;. Building an effective communication culture; Selecting appropriate communication media; Managing boundary conditions; Managing meetings; Conflict management; Practical methodologies for identifying, monitoring and improving communication in practice