Martin Lui and Steve Lambert
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6 pages (Case Study)

An example of ESB architect designWaterloo Cases in Design Engineering (WCDE) is a group within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo that produces engineering design case studies for use throughout the engineering curriculum. New offices have been created for the group in the Student Design Centre (SDC) of the recently built Engineering 5 (E5) building, shown in Figure 1. Figure 2 illustrates the layout of the WCDE suite of offices in the south east corner of the mezzanine of the SDC. The layout emphasizes the importance of design within the faculty. As is common in most large projects, it was not possible to obtain feedback on all the implementation details. The WCDE group was only able to view the nearly completed offices in early May, just two months prior to the scheduled move-in date in July. While the new offices would clearly provide the space and close proximity the team needs, there was an immediate concern regarding the practicality of the door locking arrangements.

Learning objectives: 

This case study covers topics related to the Design Process. After the completion of the case study, students will be able to

This case study covers topics related to Service Oriented Architecture and principles of client-server architectures computing. After the completion of the case study the student will be able to describe a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Discuss the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), and its effect on the enterprise performance.

Key words: 
Design process, Perkins+Will, door locks; Cam Lock; Electromagnetic Locks; ey/Key Fob/RFID Tags
CEAB attributes: 
Module 01 - Case Study
Module 02 - Need Analysis (Restricted to educators only)
Module 03 – Concept Generation and Recommendation (Restricted to educators only)
Module TN - Teaching note (Restricted to educators only)

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