A Design Build Activity for a “Design Build” Course

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

A Design Build Activity for a “Design Build” Course
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Author:Carsten Rode <car@byg.dtu.dk> (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark)
Jørgen Erik Christensen <jec@byg.dtu.dk> (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark)
Claus Simonsen <clasi@byg.dtu.dk> (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054614
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054615

This paper deals with the CDIO course “Design Build”, which is taught in the first semester at the Technical University of Denmark’s Department of Civil Engineering. The “Design Build” course revolves around the activity that the students should build a model house of their own during the course. The students have to conceive what are the requirements or a house, they should design a solution for it, and they should construct the house. Finally they should operate the house by testing it outdoors. The paper will describe experiences from the course and how it has been appraised by the students.