A case study on collaboration within multidisciplinary teamwork.

Publication: ResearchConference article – Annual report year: 2010

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title = "A case study on collaboration within multidisciplinary teamwork.",
author = "Anne Dederichs and Jan Karlshøj and Hertz, {Kristian Dahl}",
year = "2010",
journal = "ICSA2010 Proceedings",

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T1 - A case study on collaboration within multidisciplinary teamwork.

A1 - Dederichs,Anne

A1 - Karlshøj,Jan

A1 - Hertz,Kristian Dahl

AU - Dederichs,Anne

AU - Karlshøj,Jan

AU - Hertz,Kristian Dahl

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Collaboration within the building process has always been difficult. Additionally the new demands on functionality such as energy and cost efficiency change the roles within the teams of engineers and architects, engaged in building design and generate a need of new work methods within the process. This calls for employees who are experienced in collaborating in interdisciplinary teams. To fulfil this demand a multidisciplinary course in “Advanced building design” has been developed at the Technical University of Denmark. The goal of the course is to provide training in transprofessionalism and teamwork at the final stage of the engineering education. The course was held by a multidisciplinary team of teachers for 9 multidisciplinary teams of students. The team of teachers and the student teams had similar working conditions. These teams were subject of investigation on collaboration and transprofessionalism. 32 students and 7 teachers answered a questionnaire leading to the following findings. Collaboration was improving during the course. Other than in traditional building teams we could see that the students placed the role as a designer only in a few cases were perceived the team leader and they appeared to be well integrated. The team-structure was generally flat and decisions were mostly made in consensus. As planned the level of technical specialization within the course was low, and the course applied previously learned knowledge, and was considered a good supplement to previous courses. The transprofessionalism during the course was appreciated but it was also described as a challenge.

AB - Collaboration within the building process has always been difficult. Additionally the new demands on functionality such as energy and cost efficiency change the roles within the teams of engineers and architects, engaged in building design and generate a need of new work methods within the process. This calls for employees who are experienced in collaborating in interdisciplinary teams. To fulfil this demand a multidisciplinary course in “Advanced building design” has been developed at the Technical University of Denmark. The goal of the course is to provide training in transprofessionalism and teamwork at the final stage of the engineering education. The course was held by a multidisciplinary team of teachers for 9 multidisciplinary teams of students. The team of teachers and the student teams had similar working conditions. These teams were subject of investigation on collaboration and transprofessionalism. 32 students and 7 teachers answered a questionnaire leading to the following findings. Collaboration was improving during the course. Other than in traditional building teams we could see that the students placed the role as a designer only in a few cases were perceived the team leader and they appeared to be well integrated. The team-structure was generally flat and decisions were mostly made in consensus. As planned the level of technical specialization within the course was low, and the course applied previously learned knowledge, and was considered a good supplement to previous courses. The transprofessionalism during the course was appreciated but it was also described as a challenge.

JO - ICSA2010 Proceedings

JF - ICSA2010 Proceedings

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