Reference : Margins lead to overcapacity
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Margins lead to overcapacity
Jones, Darren []
Eckert, Claudia []
Gericke, Kilian mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018
Design Society
International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018
from 20-05-2018 to 24-05-2018
Design Society
[en] design process ; decision making ; design margins
[en] This paper categorises and describes the design stages, stakeholders and decision processes of an overcapacity boiler upgrade that came about from the excessive use of design margins. Using a hospital case study, the reason behind the overcapacity and excessive margins is explored using semi-structured interviews, document analysis and process modelling. Design margins arise from a lack of systemic thinking during the design and installation phases. It is likely that margins are added as a matter of habit with no real thought to their applicability, calling into question the design process.
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