This book is the product of a set of conferences held during the year 2018 at the Higher Polytechnic School, as an activity to disseminate research. These dissemination activities include contributions from the research group on engineering and project management, sustainability and industrial product design.
All lectures have been given by the authors, covering topics of engineering and project management from the complexity sciences; the project and its management from the engineering and systems dynamics; the metabolic fracture, the circular economy, the autopoietic project; the trialic articulation of scientific, technical and social knowledge in engineering and project management; the perspective of science, technology and society; the technologies of project creation from the Euclidean tools to the open BIM and Industria 4.0.; the project as an instructional methodology from Vygotsky’s theory for complex affective thinking.
The role of project engineering is often understood as the link between project management and the technical disciplines involved in it. Therefore, you must have sufficient knowledge of the various disciplines, it is also usual that it is the main point of technical contact for the consumer. Currently the industry is immersed in a process of change, called the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0, characterized by digital, intelligent, networked and largely self-managing production; achieved through the union of production techniques, information technology (IT) and the Internet. This new phase of industrialization and automation can be understood as a great opportunity for new opportunities, at the same time that there are considerable challenges.
With these boundary conditions, throughout this book different approaches to sustainable technical systems are explored, the importance of the inclusion of the concept of sustainability and circular economy in the industry and the development of theoretical frameworks that take into account the complexity of reality.
Francisco Aguayo González
María Jesús Ávila Gutiérrez
Antonio Córdoba Roldán
Ana De las Heras García de Vinuesa
Juan Ramón Lama Ruiz
Amalia Luque Sendra