an introduction to and a study guide for collaboration
for contractor contributions to design team activities
Within this volume there are eighteen separate modules for stimulating
and selective self-study including case studies, examples and
exercises with model answers.
These modules may be of interest to ‘contractors’ who wish to
get closer to the design processes and make meaningful contributions.
The modules may also be of interest to ‘designers’ who wish contractors
could be closer and make meaningful contributions to design.
There will also be third parties – such as clients and project
managers – who would like to realise the potential benefits of
By studying, exploring and reflecting upon the contents within
each module ‘students’ will:
have an appreciation of areas for collaboration
for contractors and designers;
recognise opportunities for collaboration in practice
and the contributions which can be made;
be familiar with tricks, tips, tools and techniques
appropriate to positive collaboration;
be pragmatic in recognising, dealing with and/or
accepting the obstacles to collaboration;
obtain an outlook for the longer term to recognise
collaborative circumstances for the benefit of their organisations,
project teams, customers, clients and stakeholders, plus themselves.