Application of extensive QFD innovative procedure on railing design

Fong-Gong Wu, C. T. Wu, S. L. Luo

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Abstract

This research focuses on the application of extensive QFD innovative procedure for safe railing design. Railings are often installed in building windows or balconies for security, child safety, accident prevention, etc. but when a fire accident occurs, a railing will seriously affect a safe escape. Without an emergency exit, people will become “caged men” and the timing of escape and rescue will be affected. Therefore, the importance of emergency exits design of railings cannot be over emphasized. In this study, the extensive QFD developed by Wu has been adopted for an innovative design procedure. The major procedure of QFD is to identify the customers’ needs for a product and then convert into appropriate technical characteristics. An innovative safety railing has been designed in this paper. The railings can be quickly disassembled into a rappelling escape ladder. Besides, the railings can also be extended as the platform waiting for rescue to avoid being hurt by smoke or fire.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Design, Communication and Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014
EditorsArtde Donald Kin-Tak Lam, Stephen D. Prior, Teen-Hang Meen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages735-739
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138027527
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014 - Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Duration: 2014 Oct 172014 Oct 22

Publication series

NameInnovation in Design, Communication and Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014
CountryChina
CityGuiyang, Guizhou
Period14-10-1714-10-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Wu, F-G., Wu, C. T., & Luo, S. L. (2015). Application of extensive QFD innovative procedure on railing design. In A. D. K-T. Lam, S. D. Prior, & T-H. Meen (Eds.), Innovation in Design, Communication and Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014 (pp. 735-739). (Innovation in Design, Communication and Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014). CRC Press/Balkema.