Communication in Construction: Theory and Practice by Andrew Dainty
By Andrew Dainty
Conversation inside project-based environments provides distinct demanding situations. this can be very true in the building undefined, the place interplay has a tendency to be characterized by way of unexpected teams of individuals coming jointly for brief classes ahead of disbanding to paintings on different endeavours. This ebook examines verbal exchange at a couple of degrees starting from interpersonal interactions among venture contributors to company conversation among corporations. a number of non-typical views at the means of verbal exchange are brought to inspire the reader to consider communique in a extra cutting edge demeanour. the combo of differing views illustrates the variety of verbal exchange difficulties dealing with these operating inside project-based environments. functional counsel is supplied on attainable ideas to verbal exchange difficulties, and a few examples and case reviews are provided.
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Within the United Kingdom, the best known of these is probably the Association of Project Managers Body of Knowledge (APMBok) (see APM, 2000). The APM standards make specific mention of communication under their ‘People’ related competency area, highlighting its fundamental importance to making project management work (APM, 2000: 50). , but also stress that it is the manner in which communication is delivered that is perhaps more important than the medium by which it is conveyed. This infers that communicating effectively forms a core facet of the project manager’s role and one which should be developed through training and relevant activities.
The common facet of all of these sectors is that teams of people with complementary skills and knowledge are assembled for finite periods of time, during which they have to combine their efforts in a way that supports the objectives of the endeavour. Accordingly, the various project management bodies have established standards against which individuals can assess their own knowledge and performance, thereby setting benchmarks for performance within the profession. It is important within a book such as this that the relevant aspects of such standards are alluded to in order that the reader understands how adopting the approaches described within the text can help to shape their competence in relation to what is required of the discipline as a whole.
Thus, the majority of projects continue to suffer problems in communicating design information at all stages within the project. Indeed, the frequent use of fax machines to transmit urgent production information between design office and site testify to the chaos associated with construction industry project supply chains.