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ATTRIBUTES THAT A E NEED TO UNDERTAKE CONCURRENT ENGINEERING Ling ATTRIBUTES THAT A E NEED TO UNDERTAKE CONCURRENT ENGINEERING Florence Y Y Ling1 ABSTRACT Concurrent engineering is widely practised in design build DB projects In order to ensure concurrent engineering proceeds smoothly it is important to put in place A E who possess the right attributes The purpose of this study is to identify the attributes that designbuilders consider when they select architects and engineers A E to handle DB projects and undertake concurrent engineering CE Data were collected via mailed standard questionnaire from design builders For comparison data were also collected from A E From the point of view of design builders the most important attributes are the A E s job knowledge in economical design constructability and regulations that are relevant to the project In addition they must have good problem solving ability and project approach It is not necessary for A E to belong to a large firm On the other hand many attributes which design builders feel are important have not been given the same level of importance by A E These include having a manageable level of workload and having the necessary job experience It is recommended that A E take note of these attributes in order that they could be engaged in projects involving CE KEY WORDS Task performance general mental ability job knowledge task proficiency job experience concurrent engineering design build 1 Assistant Professor Department of Building National Univ of Singapore 4 Architecture Drive Singapore 117566 65 68743444 FAX 65 67755502 bdglyy nus edu sg rd 3 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENT ENGINEERING IN CONSTRUCTION 1 2 July 2002 University of California Berkeley 1 INTRODUCTION Concurrent engineering CE is a systematic approach to the integrated concurrent design of products and their related processes including manufacturing and support Winner 1988 Developers therefore need to consider from the outset all elements of



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