Integrated Construction Information

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-05-30
  • Publisher: Taylor & Franci
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The construction industry is an information-intensive sector and low levels of productivity are often blamed on inadequate integration of information. This book shows how the differenct types and sources of information can be integrated to benefit individual construction projects, construction companies and in the construction industry at world-wide level.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
The Field of Integrated Construction Information: An Editorial
The purpose and definition of integrationp. 3
Managerial issues affecting integrationp. 19
The role of data transferp. 37
Integrating different views of integrationp. 53
An integrating interface to datap. 70
Integrated construction information efforts since 1945p. 101
Logical structure of classification systemsp. 117
Construction integration - from the past to the presentp. 137
Construction integration - from the present to the futurep. 148
Product models and beyondp. 159
Integration of design and construction knowledgep. 173
Design systems in a computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) contextp. 194
Software environments for integrated constructionp. 213
A building server for a construction industry clientp. 233
Integrating points of view through information modellingp. 251
A process support environment for design managementp. 262
From modelling to applicationsp. 279
Information management of construction projectsp. 291
Multi-agent collaboration in integrated information systemsp. 316
Integrated document managementp. 326
Environmental design of buildingsp. 343
Project historical information systemp. 355
Indexp. 378
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