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Author(s): Bárbara Rangel
Ana Vaz Sá
Ana Sofia Guimarães
Fernando Brandão Alves
Title: Integrated design concept in civil engineering education
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: The current difficulties in the Construction Industry have confirmed the urgent need for interdisciplinary between all thedesign disciplines, from engineering to architecture. The requirement for high levels of building eciency and theoptimization of the building process is making increasing demands on the accuracy of designs. The project is no longer asum of contributions, but a design methodology that combines the answers to all the diÄerent requisites of the building, anintegrated design project. This multidisciplinary approach to design problems is only possible if it is present in the designprocess from the outset. This implicit complicity is only possible if it starts in university education, searching for a uniquecommon language of construction. This article shows an example of the implementation of integrated project delivery(IPD) methodology to the project based learning in civil engineer education. Exploring the experience undertaken in lastyears in one of the courses of the Integrated Master in Civil Engineering (MIEC) of the Faculty of Engineering of theUniversity of Porto, the implementation of the IPD methodology along lectures and studio classes, proved to be a moreecient learning performance among students in what concerns to the understanding of the relation between the designprocess and the convergence of all engineering disciplines that have to work together with the architecture design practice.Therefore, the methodology implemented in the architecture course in the 2nd semester of the 2nd year (1st cycle) of theMIEC, described in chapter 3, allows students to learn the design methodology as an integrated disciplinary project and tobecome able to access the available work tools, from project design to construction process. As a result, the improvement inthe students ability to acquire knowledge was clearly visible in the increase of final grade average since the IPDmethodology was implemented in the course (2010/11). Also, students motivation for developing extra homework becamehigher due to their initiative and commitment.
Subject: Métodos de ensino, Engenharia civil
Teaching methods, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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