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ARROTEIA, Aline Valverde; AMARAL, Tatiana Gondim do  and  MELHADO, Silvio Burranttino. Design management and its interactions with construction sites from the perspective of building pre-construction management. Ambient. constr. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.4, pp.183-200. ISSN 1678-8621.

During the past twenty years, the construction industry in Brazil has evolved significantly in response to the market's growing competitiveness. However, in this evolution, there have been several cultural and organizational barriers, and difficulties in the effort to improve quality in construction sites. Besides, the lack of integration between design andconstruction processesresults in waste, pathologies, rework and improvised changes originated fromclashes indesign, either due to lack of design detailing or to decisions being taken by unskilled staff at inappropriate moments. The aim of this study is to discuss the implementation of the Building Pre-Construction Management (PCM) method, in order to improve the management of the design process in its interface with the construction site. The research method adoptedin this study can be classified as qualitative and it was conducted through action-research. The results indicated that the effectiveness and feasibility of using PCM to improve the management of the design-construction interface, in real estate and building companies.

Keywords : Building pre-construction; Management; Pro-active coordination; Construction site; Design management; Communication.

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