Experimental design strategy as part of an innovative construction industry

Authors Maarten Gjaltema , Dr Ruben Vrijhoef , Ir. Rogier Laterveer
Published in Proceedings
Publication date 2013
Research groups New Energy in the City
Type Lecture

Summary

From the article: Abstract. This exploratory and conceptual article sets out to research what arguments and possibilities for experimentation in construction exists and if experimentation can contribute towards more innovative construction as a whole. Traditional, -western- construction is very conservative and regional, often following a traditional and linear design process, which focuses on front-loaded cost savings and repetitive efficiency, rather than securing market position through innovation. Thus becoming a hindrance for the development of the sector as a whole. Exploring the effects of using the, in other design-sectors commonly and successfully practiced, “four-phased iterative method” in architectural construction could be the start of transforming the conservative construction industry towards a more innovative construction industry. The goal of this research is to find whether the proposed strategy would indeed result in a higher learning curve and more innovation during the - architectural- process. Preliminary research indicates that there is argumentation for a more experimental approach to construction.

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Language English
Published in Proceedings
Key words construction
Page range 227-238

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