Big Room concept in project management and control

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Temel B. A., Başağa H. B., Uluçay Temel M., Kamber Yılmaz G., Nasery M. M.

Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation, vol.2, no.4, pp.204-214, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Especially after the 1980s, computer-aided design programs paved the way for the implementation of unusual forms and building structures in the construction industry. This situation has increased the necessity of process management and the development of existing systems in the field of construction project management has become a necessity. As a result of these developments, the concept of integrated project delivery (IPD), which aims to increase the coordination, cooperation, and communication among the team members of different disciplines, has emerged. In addition to the coordinated work of the design team; project stakeholders such as customers, contractors, and subcontractors are also directly involved in the process. In such large-scale projects, the concept of the Great Chamber, an integrated project delivery system, emerged as a collaboration platform in project management. As a result of the search for process management, the Big Room concept, which aims to increase the coordination, cooperation and communication among the team members of different disciplines, is a physical space organization that uses technology but has central human and human relations. Big Room is a design and coordination office located on the construction sites. In this office, all stakeholders are involved early on and are directly involved in the management and control of a project. Team members work together to improve team performance, interact and accelerate decisionmaking and reduce project costs for better communication. In this study, it is aimed to introduce, search and determine the advantages of Big Room concept which is used in many big projects in the world by searching literature.