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A collaborative design appraisal system for water treatment engineering projects

Sun, M, Bakis, N and Aouad, G 2003, 'A collaborative design appraisal system for water treatment engineering projects' , Advances in Engineering Software, 34 (11-12) , pp. 737-743.

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Abstract

Water treatment projects usually involve large capital investment. Design appraisal is crucial to ensure project quality and cost effectiveness. The aim of design appraisal is to give the design team an opportunity to evaluate a proposed solution at the design stage when the benefits for change are high and cost is low. Design appraisal is a collaborative decision-making process that requires good communication and knowledge sharing between all the team members. Unfortunately, at present in practice there are many communication bottlenecks that result in decisions being made without proper evaluation and appraisal. The paper describes the development of a collaborative design appraisal system, which facilitates a remotely located design team to work in collaboration, carry out what-if analysis and optimise the design of water treatment projects.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Engineering Software
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0965-9978
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007 15:21
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/616

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