Managing interdisciplinary projects: a primer for architecture, engineering and construction. By Stephen Emmitt, Spon Press, London, 2010. 200pp, ISBN 978-0-415-48171-7, £26.99 (pb)
Construction, architecture and engineering projects are complex undertakings, involving a temporary grouping of people and companies, with different agendas and experience, coming together to achieve a project goal. This book investigates the dynamics of the relationships between individuals involved in architecture, engineering and construction projects. It combines a structured theoretical framework, derived from social psychology and mainstream management theory, with case studies and research from the built environment sector. Focusing on how people interact, communicate and work together, it examines how best to manage the interdisciplinary relationships that form and reform during the project life cycle.