Problems in Problem Analysis

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Third International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCCE3) Technical University of Denmark

Problems in Problem Analysis
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Author:Henrik Almegaard (DTU Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2014-08-22     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.5072/dtu:2895

The majority of literature on engineering design methods is focused on the processes of fulfilling the design goals as efficiently as possible. This paper will focus on - and discuss - the processes of determining the design goals: the specifications. The purpose is to draw attention to the inherent problems, dilemmas and possibilities in these processes bearing in mind that that the most important decisions in a design project are taken in the beginning of the project.