Motivation and Approach to Establish a Comprehensive Community in Project Engineering

  • J. GoetzEmail author
  • M. Brossog
  • J. Franke
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Project engineering covers all technical related activities, processes and tools to realize a customer specific solution (e.g. industrial plant or factory) from conceptual design to commissioning. Consequently, project engineering deter-mines both, costs and quality of customer-specific projects. Due to growing com-plexity of industrial projects and rising cost pressure caused by new players in the market, companies specialized on project engineering have to improve quality and reduce costs of their engineering results continuously. This paper shows how engineering companies can be supported in mastering these challenges by joining together in an ‘Engineering Community’. Therefore, a community model consisting of the three key variables ‘content & activities’, ‘stakeholders’ and ‘infrastructure’ has been developed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-NurembergInstitute for Manufacturing Automation and Production SystemsErlangenGermany

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