Sustainability in Engineering Design

By Abdallah M. Hasna.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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The engineering profession is engaged beyond building structures, shaping tools, or the hardware curtain; professionally engineers are engaged daily in decisions that influence sustainability of humanity. Considering sustainability in engineering design is not itself an implicit, analytic or measurable property, the aim of this article is to integrate sustainability thinking into regular engineering design projects such as process or product design, materials or processing technology projects. Furthermore, in light of contributing to the growing sustainability body of knowledge we present a combined design model that includes: design science parameters and design engineering sequences in order to engage engineering design more effectively to advance the goal of sustainability. The proposed process incorporates sustainability indicators as explicit performance criteria in (EDPS) Engineering Design Process with Sustainability. Hence the proposition of sustainability from an engineering design standpoint is no longer vague and constantly being redefined based on the individual’s understanding. Instead prospective engineering designs can be clearly guided through a standard criterion.

Keywords: Stakeholder, Design, Framework, Decision, Process, Adaptive Management

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.69-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.641MB).

Abdallah M. Hasna

Senior Lecturer in Engineering, Department of Sustainability , Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, Abu Dhabi Men's College, Gladstone, United Arab Emirates

A. M. Hasna holds PhD in manufacturing from Swinburne University of Technology, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Deakin), Graduate Certificate in Management, (SUT) BE Chemical (RMIT). He has 10 years’ experience as process engineer, held senior positions in the chemical and process industry, worked on water flocculation systems in the mining industry, plantation timber moulding, fuel cell power generation for air independent propulsion with DSTO, sacrificial corrosion protection for the green river project, paperboard manufacturing, and developed a microwave corrugator with Visy Industries. Currently lectures at Department of Engineering Management, Abu Dhabi men’s College, UAE, previously he held a Senior lecturer position affiliated with the Department of Sustainability, at Central Queensland University.

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