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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Conceptual ship design, general arrangement & integration of the human element: a proposed framework for the engine department w
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Author:Steven C. MALLAM (Maritime Human Factors Group, Department of Shipping & Marine Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Monica LUNDH (Maritime Human Factors Group, Department of Shipping & Marine Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: E - Organization & management     Session: E6 - Work systems design & lean production systems
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2500

Technological advancements and reducing crew numbers have contributed to evolving relationships between engine department operations and end-user demands. The work environment plays a crucial role in supporting the human element and should be considered throughout the design process of a new-build ship project. This investigation examined how end-user interests can be integrated early in ship development. A case study of a ship’s preliminary general arrangement was used to map linkages between key engine department locations and equipment relevant for end-user tasks. The analysis revealed ship design deficiencies, which could negatively impact end-user logistics and functions if implemented in construction.