Modelling the building cladding attainment processes

Abdulla Kalian (CAE Group, School of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, Leeds, UK)
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Alastair Watson (CAE Group, School of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, Leeds, UK)
Emeka Agbasi (Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)
Chimay Anumba (Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)
Alistair Gibb (Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)

Business Process Management Journal

ISSN: 1463-7154

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

The cladding of a modern building is a critical, and expensive, specialist sub‐system of the total building. This paper is concerned with modelling the supply chain processes within the building cladding sector of the UK construction industry. The modelling was conducted within the context of CIMclad, a research project involving a consortia of universities and industry that is seeking to move the cladding sector towards computer integrated design and manufacture. The goal was to better understand the existing supply chain processes. These processes are complex and span a diverse range of players, each of whom may play one or more roles. The methodology employed was a combination of informal mapping of the procurement chain and the application of formal process modelling techniques.

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Kalian, A., Watson, A., Agbasi, E., Anumba, C. and Gibb, A. (2004), "Modelling the building cladding attainment processes", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 712-723. https://doi.org/10.1108/14637150410567893

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