Eindhoven University of Technology published, on January edition of REHVA journal, an article on how building design processes can be improved through improving process communication understanding, sharing and collaboration. I have found this article particularly interesting since it highlights the importance of interdisciplinary training and cooperation which are also part of PROF/TRAC project.
It is well-known how difficult is for different disciplines in the design phase to give adequate answers on the ever-evolving built-environment-questions from the society. Inadequate design process result in a productivity loss in the Dutch building design processes of approximately 10% of the total Construction Costs per year.
However, building design processes can be improved through improving process communication understanding, sharing and collaboration. As example, the use of the morphological chart is an excellent way to record information about the solutions for the relevant functions and aid the cognitive process of understanding, sharing and collaboration.
The complete article on this topic is freely available on REHVA website.