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Architecture System and Management

The project process consists of programming, design, construction, and maintenance. Good design works are based on efficient programming. Well-managed construction jobs will bring an excellent building. The building should be clearly demolished after operation and maintenance.

Our group deals the total construction system and management through the project process as mentioned above.

The main topics of the research are:
Methodology of planning and management in building construction projects,
International comparison on project management,
Integration of design and construction.The project process consists of programming, design, construction, and maintenance. Good design works are based on efficient programming. Well-managed construction jobs will bring an excellent building. The building should be clearly demolished after operation and maintenance.Our group deals the total construction system and management through the project process as mentioned above.The main topics of the research are:Methodology of planning and management in building construction projects,International comparison on project management,Integration of design and construction.

Academic Staff

Takashi KANETA

Takashi KANETAProfessor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

Prof. Kaneta's research interest is about Construction Engineering and Management, Implementation of Building Information Modeling, Risk Control and Allocation of Construction Projects, Project Governance, Property Management, Technology Transfer and Innovation. Based on such research background, for 15 years, he had been in charge of promotion of collaborative research projects with private sector, as General Manager of Industrial Liaison at Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation, Kyoto University.

Contacts

Room 206, Bldg. C2, Katsura Campus
TEL: +81-75-383-2939
FAX: +81-75-383-2944
E-mail: kaneta@archi.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

1. Building Construction System

Change of structure of construction industry with reformation of building production system

  1. The Fragility in Building Construction System (Descriptive Model:De Jure Standard / De Fact Standard / Seam)
  2. Analysis of Multistage Structure in Building Construction System
  3. Analysis of Actual Condition and Related Social Rule and Law

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Fig. 1. Outline of Quality Ensuring System

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Fig. 2. De Jure Standard Model

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Fig. 3. De Fact Standard Model

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Fig. 4. Seam Model

2. International Comparative Study on Construction Project Delivery Methods and Quality Ensuring System

Country for Investigation:Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, U.A.E., U.K. and U.S.A.

  1. History, Transition and Present Status of Construction Project Delivery Methods in the Domestic Market.
  2. How Successfully Each Country's Players Are Penetrating into Overseas Market
  3. Case Studies – How Each Country's Players Fought International Competitions in the Last Three Decades
    - In Singapore
    - In U.A.E.
  4. Typical Project Organization and Quality Ensuring System for Overseas Projects

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Photo 1. The International Conference (Nov. 2015, Kyoto, Japan.)

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Fig. 5. 4 types of partnership between Designer and Constractor

3. Project Management and Construction Management

  1. Development of Project Management System
  2. History, Transition and Present Status of "Kanri" and Management
  3. Practical Activities of Project Management
  4. Teaching Method of Management
  5. Comparative Study on Construction System of Large-Scale Building Projects and Role of Client

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Fig. 6. Horizontal Governance and Vertical Governance on Project Management

4. Building Information Modeling (BIM) Implementation Strategy

This research aims to overview Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation and to clarify the problems concerned with BIM in Japan. The hot topics with BIM, e.g. BIM implementation guidelines and pilot projects operated by MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) and other public sector will be investigated at first. Then the names of BIM software and their vendors popular in Japan will be listed as well the typical implementation in large architects firm and major general contractor in Japan. We will discuss the problems on project management to show the strategy to develop the new version of BIM, hoping to share the value with all of the stakeholders of the project.

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Fig.7 BIM Manager’s role to coordinate all the design drawings

5.  Innovation in Building Construction System

It comes to the important mission for Japanese universities to accelerate the innovation by industrial liaison. There can be found large projects supported by Government in life science, chemistry, material science, nano-technology, electronics, ICT, and so on. However, focusing on architectural engineering or building construction, it is not enough known to public that there are many collaboration. We would like to propose the methodology to influence the real construction projects by sharing the knowledge about industrial liaison and innovation among researchers and engineers in every field.

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Fig.8. "100-person World Café” in Daikin Industry-Kyoto University Innovation Program
(Hosted by SACI and other institutes of Kyoto University)