Management and Leadership Education for Civil Engineers: Teaching Virtual Design and Construction for Sustainability

TitleManagement and Leadership Education for Civil Engineers: Teaching Virtual Design and Construction for Sustainability
Publication TypeWorking Paper
AuthorsKunz, J., R. Levitt, and M. Fischer
Year of Publication2003
NumberWP079
Date Published09/2003
Abstract

We assert that the critical leadership role for Civil Engineers now is to develop and apply meaningful metrics and processes for creation, use and stewardship of the built environment, in a way that is sustainable across space and time. We set out a broad definition of sustainability, and describe a novel design process for creation of engineered systems using integrated, multi-disciplinary computer-based virtual models. The big idea in this paper is that Civil Engineering educators should teach leadership in sustainable development of the built environment using new integrated, multi-disciplinary computer-based virtual performance models of engineered systems, using a pedagogical method and curriculum that emphasize: multi-disciplinary theory, work with real projects as part of the university laboratory and studio teaching experience, explicitly recognize the interrelated methods of science, engineering design and policy, and use multiple and integrated computer models, simulations and visualization tools.

KeywordsEducation, Extreme Collaboration, Leadership, Management, Sustainability, VDC, Virtual Design and Construction
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