New interdisciplinary material and manufacturing technologies make local configuration of material properties possible. The availability of material property information in the early construction process and adequate welding technologies are essential needs to realize a maximum utilization of material. The research objective of two cooperating institutes at the Technical University of Clausthal is to develop a design strategy with related design rules in order to engineer high strength coupling elements of requirement optimized composite materials. Special attention is paid to the usage of future welding technologies and their influence on material properties of locally altered materials. Further objective is an early survey of the consequences caused by the usage of locally altered materials in mixed architecture design projects to the whole production process.