Necessary skills and practices required for effective participation in high bandwidth design team activities

Gameson, Rod , Sher, Willy, Williams, Anthony, & Bellamy, Tom (2004) Necessary skills and practices required for effective participation in high bandwidth design team activities. In Clients Driving Innovation International Conference, 25 – 27 October 2004, Surfers Paradise, Australia.


Technology is continually changing, and evolving, throughout the entire construction industry; and particularly in the design process. One of the principal manifestations of this is a move away from team working in a shared work space to team working in a virtual space, using increasingly sophisticated electronic media. Due to the significant operating differences when working in shared and virtual spaces adjustments to generic skills utilised by members is a necessity when moving between the two conditions. This paper reports an aspect of a CRC-CI research project based on research of ‘generic skills’ used by individuals and teams when engaging with high bandwidth information and communication technologies (ICT). It aligns with the project’s other two aspects of collaboration in virtual environments: ‘processes’ and ‘models’. The entire project focuses on the early stages of a project (i.e. design) in which models for the project are being developed and revised. The paper summarises the first stage of the research project which reviews literature to identify factors of virtual teaming which may affect team member skills. It concludes that design team participants require ‘appropriate skills’ to function efficiently and effectively, and that the introduction of high band-width technologies reinforces the need for skills mapping and measurement.

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ID Code: 27254
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program B : Sustainable Built Assets , Project 2002-024-B : Team Collaboration in High Bandwidth Virtual Environments
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