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Christian Domehl

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Major project:

C-Vis | adaptable crane technology

Buildings and infrastructure represent a significant role in in our environment. Everyday we live, work and travel in them, though the way we build has not changed over the last 50 years. Construction sites are a 'black box' for ordinary people; as it is a highly complex process in a continuously changing environment. In spite of the implementation of automation in many other industries, contractors and governing bodies still have to fully embrace new technologies, to push construction sites into the 21st century. This will help to overcome significant issues in construction performance and digitalisation.

With the complexity of a construction site, the opportunity lies within the onsite crane component delivery system, has become apparent to me. Based on recent developments in crane automation, new detection and control systems will enter the market in the following years. Besides, it will enhance the productivity in construction fields; many of these systems do not take the part of individuals into account. 

Therefore I have developed C-Vis. An easy to deploy system, which provides crane technology to ensure construction workers’ safety on increasingly automated building sites. It automatically detects a worker's location during the final approach of onsite crane delivery, and continuously adapts the load’s path in real-time, according to the worker's position. This will ensure a safe and precise work environment.

Info

  • 'Today is what was thought about long ago. Now today we have to project, think, experiment, prototype the future', Hartmund Esslinger.

    Coming from a traditional industrial design background, with my heart beating for medical projects. The past two years gave me the opportunity to expand my a holistic and sustainable design approach, systemic design research, and technological foresight. I understand myself as an interdisciplinary designer on the convergence between design and engineering, with a focus on sustainable development by generating a systemic framework and feasible solutions.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Industrial Design, University of Applied Science Schwäbisch Gmünd, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Industrial Designer, Siemens Healthineers, Forchheim, 2017,2018; Industrial Designer, Wilddesign, Gelsenkirchen/ Shanghai, 2016
Royal College of Art