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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Multidisciplinary teaching – MSc course on teamwork and operation
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Author:Jan Karlshøj <jak@byg.dtu.dk> (Technical University of Denmark)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054493
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054494

Traditionally the design phase was carried out by one single person – the master builder. Industrialization and technical development led to a split of the role of the design master into two: the architect and the engineer. Today, demands on functionality such as energy and cost efficiency led to an increasing need of functioning collaboration in large teams during the design phase; as well as a need of new work methods within the process. This calls for employees who are experienced in collaborating in interdisciplinary teams. To fulfill this demand a multidisciplinary course in “Advanced building design” has been developed at the Technical University of Denmark