ITcon Vol. 14, pg. 629-641, http://www.itcon.org/2009/41

Stakeholders' requirements analysis for a demand-driven construction industry

submitted:February 2009
revised:June 2009
published:October 2009
editor(s):Rezgui Y, Zarli A, Hopfe C J
authors:Jilin Ye
Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
A.J.Ye@lboro.ac.uk, http://www.lboro.ac.uk

Tarek M. Hassan
Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
T.Hassan@lboro.ac.uk, http://www.lboro.ac.uk

Chris D. Carter
Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
C.D.Carter@lboro.ac.uk, http://www.lboro.ac.uk

Lidewij Kemp
Draaijer+Partners, Postbus 436, 9700 AK Groningen, Netherlands
L.Kemp@draaijerpartners.nl, http://www.draaijerpartners.nl
summary:Construction – and its significant impact on quality of life – has received considerable attention in recent years, however, there is little agreement on how to create an environment that will allow construction to move from a supply-driven industry to a demand-driven industry focusing on delivering extra values such as sustainability, productivity, comfort, flexibility and energy and resource efficiency. Within this context, the Industrialised, Integrated and Intelligent Construction (I3CON) project aims to enable this transformation by bringing together industrialised production technologies, integrated processes and intelligent building systems. In order to achieve this, a key task is to identify and understand stakeholder requirements – what do clients, designers, contractors, end users and communities require from the buildings of the future? In this paper, a comprehensive requirement development methodology is described, by which the state-of-the-art stakeholder requirements from seven defined stakeholder categories across Europe are collected. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the identified results have been interpreted and translated into six key requirement themes that the ongoing work within I3CON will address. A case study on high performance buildings highlights the key requirement themes for developing new space concepts. The results outlined in this paper reflect major concerns for the European construction industry and the expected improvements for both the industry and its stakeholders.
keywords:Stakeholder requirement, requirement identification, requirement analysis, high performance buildings, I3CON
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citation:Ye J, Hassan T, Carter C, Kemp L (2009). Stakeholders' requirements analysis for a demand-driven construction industry, ITcon Vol. 14, Special issue Building Information Modeling Applications, Challenges and Future Directions, pg. 629-641, http://www.itcon.org/2009/41