About this Research Topic
Since Prof. Dr. Frederick Winslow Taylor published the book on the Principles of Scientific Management (1911), which has had a profound influence on the evolving theory of management science for over a century, the management world has been experiencing a significant continued theoretical evolution that shows a trans-disciplinary development across five fundamental management theories, including the scientific management theory, the administrative management theory, the behavioral management theory, the management science theory, and the organizational environment theory. The theoretical evolution in management science accompanied by the advancement of other sciences has eventually formed an entire body of knowledge for management practice across professional fields in various sectors, and consequently, it has continuously provided theoretical support to the research and practice of construction management within the built environment.
Many successful companies in the construction sector worldwide have demonstrated the importance of technical innovation under their common blue ocean strategy, for which multidisciplinary research is the key driver towards the leadership. One grand challenge for research into construction management in relation to adaptable applications of theories is to incorporate the use of systems theory and engineering tools to continuously improve its performance in terms of the enhancement of effectiveness and efficiency in project-oriented practice. It is therefore in the editors’ interest to raise this Research Topic on systems in construction management, and we would like to welcome colleagues to share their experiences and findings through papers in order to develop a good collection of latest research to inform the learned society worldwide and to maximize research impact via this unique platform.
The collection of research articles under this Research Topic aims to promote technical advances in the development and use of systems in construction management for building and infrastructure projects with regard to dependable solutions through multidisciplinary practice-oriented research. It welcomes both experience sharing and rigorous independent research that translates knowledge gained from research and development to inform enhanced practice in construction management towards excellent performance targets in built environment projects.
Issues under this Research Topic that could be covered include, but are not limited to are listed below:
• Policy, strategy and value of adopting systems in construction management practice.
• Process coordination in using systems in construction management practice.
• Real case study and lessons learnt from the use of systems in construction management practice.
• Review on the research and development of applied system theory and practical systems in construction management.
• System design, development and simulation for specific purposes such as the management of cost, health, quality, resources, safety, schedule, and waste, etc.
• System design, development and simulation for total construction management connecting to the design and the operation of buildings and infrastructures.
• Use of professional standards in the deployment of systems in construction management.
Keywords: Construction management, System design, System development, System modelling, System usage
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