Workshops 2005-2008 for Dutch Building Industry: Collaborative Engineering

DS 58-2: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 2, Design Theory and Research Methodology, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Quanjel, Emile; Zeiler, Wim
Series: ICED
Section: Design Theory and Research Methodology
Page(s): 323-334


In the Dutch Building Industry sub optimal use of knowledge by participant during the design- and engineering phase causes building damage and hinders innovative designs and solutions. In 2005, a first set up was done for design teams with participants with different educational backgrounds. These workshops are coupling a concrete task from practice and research focusing on the roofs where there is a lack of innovative designs, caused by a sub-optimal interaction between solutions and application in design practice. The process where actors from different disciplines work together to develop a (new) product is called Collaborative Engineering (CE). Workshops are used to offer a collaborative context to professionals and to determine in steps an adaptive method to analyse and improve the design collaboration related to knowledge exchange. From 2005 until now 5 workshops for students and professionals were done. This paper describes the development of the workshops with the focus on the development of the workshop setting.

Keywords: collaborative engineering, building industry, workshops


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