INTEGRAL DESIGNED DATABASE MORPHOLOGY FOR ACTIVE ROOFS
DS 68-6: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 6: Design Information and Knowledge, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Chen, W.
Author: Zeiler, Wim
Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management
Lack of collaboration in design teams often results in a low mutual level of understanding about the design to produce. Especially the collaboration between designers and contractors is difficult resulting in sub-optimal design solutions and problems in construction.To improve that design phase was one of the aims of the 6th European Research Project ‘Euractive Roofer: develop tools to support designers and specialized roof-contractors in the setting of collaborative design to create innovative‘ active’ roofs. The concept of the web-based database is explained by its lay-out and functioning and is discussed through the results and insights gained by the Euractive Roofer-workshop with practitioners from the Dutch Construction Industry.