AgiBuild: A Proposed Framework for Agile Building Adaptation Project Management Based on Literature Review

Pearl Li Ng, Malik Khalfan, Tayyab Maqsood

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    The Agile Building Adaptation (AgiBuild) framework is the adoption and adaptation of the large-scale agile framework for building adaptation projects. The agile methodology is proven to drive innovation by focusing on adaptation to change and user centricity. Similarly, the authors envision that the AgiBuild framework can fundamentally change the way that buildings are re-designed, refurbished, and operated. The AgiBuild framework is developed from the need of the building adaptation industry to manage uncertainties, overcome communication barriers, and improve innovation. In this study, a literature review of Agile and its impact on building adaptation projects was undertaken. Based on this systematic literature review, this paper defines the AgiBuilt framework and provides its benefits and barriers to implementation. A key finding of the literature review is that leadership influence, and adequate training form the key foundation for the implementation of the AgiBuild Framework. In defining the AgiBuild framework, the paper described its components and how its implementation is likely to proceed. The authors propose that by adopting the AgiBuild framework, the industry can transform itself into a highly innovative and user-centred industry to improve productivity and performance of the construction industry.

    Original languageBritish English
    JournalInternational Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
    StatePublished - 2022
    Event12th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, CITC 2022 - Amman, Jordan
    Duration: 16 May 202219 May 2022


    • Agile construction
    • Agile project management
    • Building adaptation
    • Built environment
    • Scaling agile


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