Last edited 24 Feb 2020

Coordination in the construction industry

Coordination (or co-ordination) refers to the process of organising people, systems, activities and so on so that they work together. Coordination is generally considered to improve efficiency and effectiveness, whilst fragmentation can cause inefficiencies and even clashes.

Coordination is a particular issue in the construction industry, where teams of people may come together to work on a complex design and construction involving many interrelated elements, and when the project is finished, they may disperse and might not work together again. Ensuring that this team works effectively together requires careful coordination, integration and collaboration – not something that the industry is always successful at achieving.

For more information see: Fragmentation

In the construction industry, co-ordination often refers to design coordination, that is, the integration of designs prepared by different members of the project team to create a single, unified set of information that can be constructed without clashes between components. Effective design coordination can help to reduce costs, delays and disruption that can be caused by problems on site and the need for remedial or abortive works and redesign.

For more information see: Design coordination.

Coordination in the construction industry may also refer to:

[edit] Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki

Designing Buildings Anywhere

Get the Firefox add-on to access 20,000 definitions direct from any website

Find out more Accept cookies and
don't show me this again
"