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D05.02 The Original CHECKIT checklists

May 22, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Below are links to PDF versions of all 26 original CHECKIT! checklists (Australian English version). Download by clicking on the link, to open the checklist, then save or print using the tools available: CHECKIT A: Preagreement: Checkit A.au CHECKIT B: Programme Development: Checkit B.au CHECKIT C: Surveys and Planning Approvals: Checkit C.au CHECKIT D: Renovations Survey: Checkit D.au CHECKIT…Continue Reading

D05.01 CHECKIT Description

by Charles Nelson

What is CHECKIT? CHECKIT! is the combination of a checklist system for all in-office aspects of architectural design, documentation and project administration, and a simple, easy-to-use progress reporting system based on the checklists. CHECKIT! is intended to be customised on a project-by-project basis. This customising is achieved primarily by use of the “check box” at…Continue Reading

D07.15 Paul Tilley papers

March 7, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Five landmark papers by Australian researcher Paul A. Tilley and colleagues on design & documentation quality and its impact on construction quality, the effect of using of RFIs to obtain document clarification, and lean design as a potential methodology to improve design/documentation quality. » Read more: »   Improving Design and Documentation Quality by Paul Tilley, Stephen…Continue Reading

D07.14 Frank Stasiowski papers

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D07.10 Paul Hinkley paper

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D07.09 Ellen Flynn-Heapes paper

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D07.08 Gérald de Kerchove papers

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D07.07 Kyle V. Davy paper

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Thoughts on the Coxe/Maister model vs. the Heifetz model of work by Kyle V. Davy » The Coxe/Maister model was a significant breakthrough in strategic thinking about professional service firms developed by David Maister. Maister’s basic point was that you have to balance the overall firm design (staff, organisational structure, and economic structure) around your choice of the project…Continue Reading

D07.11 Debby King-Rowley paper

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Quality & Productivity by Debby King-Rowley » Productivity relationships This chapter looks at the relationship that exists between QM and the productivity of architectural firms. The question may readily be asked: is that relationship positive, negative or inverse? If you take the currently most popularly held view, you might quickly respond that it is a negative relationship. Your argument…Continue Reading

D07.18 Miscellaneous MQIA documents

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ABC Architects Model System Structure by Charles Nelson » This paper describes the structure of the quality management system that Building Technology Pty Ltd originally developed in 1992 for a group of 23 practices in Canberra. It is by no means the only way to organise the information, but it works for those who use it. You can see…Continue Reading

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