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The identification and classification of the skills required for the collection and transfer of design information

Fortune, Chris & Skitmore, Martin (1993) The identification and classification of the skills required for the collection and transfer of design information. In Economic Evaluation and the Built Environment, Vol 1: Knowledge Based Systems in Planning and Construction, The International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation CIB W-55 and 95, 6-10 September 1993, Lisbon, Portugal.

Abstract

This paper seeks to identify and classify the skill characteristics that underpin the collection, transfer and utilisation of building design information. In so doing it is hoped that this paper will contribute to the debate on relevant core skills needed by construction professionals.

A model is proposed comprising thirty seven potential characteristics associated with a person undertaking the quantification task. These characteristics are then subdivided into three groups - technical soundness, educational soundness and personal soundness.

An empirical study is described in which twenty one representative characteristics of the above model were rated for importance by two groups of undergraduate quantity surveying students and a group of thirty practising quantity surveyors. The resulting analysis found, in order of importance, educational soundness, technical soundness, and personal soundness to be the most important perceived groups of characteristics.

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ID Code: 4516
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Measurement, skills, analysis, modelling, education and training
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:33

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