Design is the essential component of engineering. This book demonstrates the need to understand the context, process and delivery of engineering projects and services by focussing on engineering design. It highlights the cultural, economic, political and social parameters and illustrates the importance of their understanding.Case studies demonstrate the principles described and the importance of using multidisciplinary teams to achieve effective design development. Contributions come from professionals involved in civil and industrial engineering projects such as the: Channel Tunnel and Rail Link; British Airways London Eye; Lesotho hydroelectric project; Bahaii Temple, India; The Angel of the North; and, award winning medical engineering techniques.This book is ideal for graduate students wanting a practical introduction to the design process and engineers who wish to learn more about how design engineering works in practice.

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