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Applying CE to construction

Mohamad, Mohamad Ibrahim and Yahya, Khairulzan (2008) Applying CE to construction. In: Issues In Construction Industry. Penerbit UTM , Johor, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-983-52-0568-2

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Abstract

Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a management philosophy originated from manufacturing industry. There are many definitions of CE that can be found in the literature but most of them are similar. The term “Concurrent Engineering” was originally devised by Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA), a working group set up by US Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in their Report R-138 (Winner et al., 1988). The IDA definition of CE is the most widely accepted by the manufacturing community as follows: “Concurrent engineering is a systematic approach to the integrated, concurrent design of products and their related processes, including manufacture and support. This approach is intended to cause the developers, from the outset, to consider all elements of the product life cycle from concept through disposal, including quality, cost, schedule, and user requirements”. The rationale for the application of CE to construction derives from the similarity of the basic construction/manufacturing process as well as the nature of the problem faced by both industries, as a result of the traditional approach practised in its work process. Many aspects of CE are not actually new to construction. Some of the current practices within construction that is parallel to CE principles are suitable to be used as a basis to introduce CE in this industry.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:16821
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:28 Oct 2011 04:56
Last Modified:28 Oct 2011 04:56

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