Integrated Construction Information
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Integrated Construction Information

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ISBN-13:
9780419203704
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.1995
Seiten:
420
Autor:
Spon
Gewicht:
762 g
Format:
234x156x24 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book shows how the different types and sources of information can be integrated to benefit individual construction projects, construction companies and in the construction industry at world-wide level.
List of contributors. Forword - N H McDonagh.. The field of integrated construction information: an editorial overview - P Brandon and M Betts.Part One: What is integration and why is it important? The purpose and definition of integration - M Betts, M Fischer and L Koskela. Introduction; Why should we pursue CIC?; A generic definition of integration; Research map; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References. Mangerial issues affecting integration - M Fischer and J Breuer. Non-technological issues and IT; Planning issues; Organizational issues; Development and management issues; Discussion; Recent IT research at CIFE; Consideration of non-technological issues by researchers; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References. The role of data transfer - A Thorpe. Intoroduction; The growth of IT in construction; Matching construction to the standard growth model; Current industry trends: new barriers to integration; Down-sizing - reasons for adoption; Data transfer and integration; Open systems; The use of electronic data interchange (EDI); The use of product data interchange (PDI); Other mechanisms for integration; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References. Integrating different views of integration - S Vincent. Setting the scene; Practical viewpoints; Evolving a solution; Making it happen; Acknowledgements; Reference. An integrating interface to data - J Powell and P Newland. Introduction; Theoretical underpinning of the interface; Information system development; System testing; Conclusion; References. Part Two: The history of construction integration. Integrated construction information efforts since 1945 - L M Giertz. The beginning of international co-operation; The content of initial international agreements; Origin of the SfB system; Development in the 1960s and its consequences; SfB-related systems and reactions; Further developments; Consequences; Conclusion after 40 years of conceptual development and testing; References. Logical structure of classification systems - B Bindslev. The resource model; The work model; Setting out; Execution; Regulation; Conclusion; References. Construction integration - from the past to the present- I Karlen. From the 'beginning' to the present stage; The present stage; Technology-supported information and information systems, as well as information technology, should be considered together; Systems research; Physical objects, their properties and performance; Application of the quality concept; Contributions to the improvement of building information; References. Construction integration - from the present to the future - I Karlen. A set of common considerations; Ordering and classification; Information and information technology; Further considerations; References. Part Three: Product modelling. Product models and beyond - A Watson. Introduction; From computation to production information; Information and
This book shows how the different types and sources of information can be integrated to benefit individual construction projects, construction companies and in the construction industry at world-wide level.