Establishing integration process during engineering design

Kuan Pei Lee, Andrew S. Chang

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Abstract

This study proposed an integration process to incorporate sustainability issues into engineering design for construction projects. To facilitate use by engineers, the integration process was built on the traditional design process. Design work is the foundation for the integration process. Because engineers are familiar with design work and processes, the linkage between the eight design steps and six integration steps make the integration more concrete. The study results show that the integration process can help participants to incorporate sustainability issues, communicate with stakeholders, and achieve consensus, if followed rigorously. The integration steps, such as creation of the integration team and evaluation of alternatives, are similar to the elements dealt with in environmental impact assessment. Since sustainability integration is actually a decision-making and execution process, its management should have the attention of the government, construction owner, and integration team.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology for Manufacturing Systems II
Pages848-853
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 22
Event2011 International Conference on Information Technology for Manufacturing Systems, ITMS 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2011 May 72011 May 8

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume58-60
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Information Technology for Manufacturing Systems, ITMS 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period11-05-0711-05-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lee, K. P., & Chang, A. S. (2011). Establishing integration process during engineering design. In Information Technology for Manufacturing Systems II (pp. 848-853). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 58-60). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.58-60.848