Engineered TimberSawmillingTimber ConstructionWoodworkingsystems thinking and prototyping

Dr Schalk Grobbelaar at Pretoria University suggests applying systems thinking to develop integrated and optimised housing solutions. This is different from traditional housing design that plugs various solutions into a shell without integrating them into the design process.

Applying a system mindset requires integrating the technical and soft skills sets of multi-disciplinary design teams to “protobuild” optimised homes.

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