Process roadmap of participatory semantic- driven design
The traditional design approach to energy efficient health care is moving into a new era of digitalization and including participatory process. The STREAMER project has two main focus points: digital process and participatory process. The design process of health care districts involves a vast number of stakeholders and professionals. This complex situation of conflicting interests makes it difficult to interpret the design problem, communicate and make decisions. The work has focused on the pre-design and the design activities, including details of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing technologies.
This report relates the STREAMER digital design approach to the traditional design process and presents the interaction of the STREAMER tools with the common known design process of energy efficient health care districts. In addition, a future design process is addressed by weaving the STREAMER digital design process with a state-of-the-art participatory design process. The work has also investigated how STREAMER tools and process influence and how these can be used in the Construction and In-use phases.
The work is built upon the lessons drawn from the design workshops organized among the STREAMER partners, one was held in Arnhem during a general project meeting and four different workshops with Hospital personnel in UK, Italy, France and The Netherlands. In addition, research in the field has been reviewed. The workshops rendered information for development of the process-tool interaction.
The traditional design process and the STREAMER design approach are presented in three phases of pre-design and design aspects. The following aspects have been addressed: ? Core objectives ? Process steps ? Tools ? Products ? Stakeholders ? Demonstrations
The investigation of the potential use of STREAMER tools and process in the Construction and In-use phases deduced to the benefits of using building information modeling. A higher level of information aids in coordination and to produce clear document for interactions during construction and use and an efficient quality control tool. Several other areas have been suggested for potential areas of application during the In-use phase: ? Energy management ? Space management ? Data updating and creation ? Need for building component information ? Visualization at refurbishment
In conclusion, by this work the two main focus areas – STREAMER digital process and participatory process – are weaved together, forming a STREAMER design approach for energy efficient health care districts.