Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Efficient communication, collaboration, data exchange and sharing are crucial for the success of today's many multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work environments. The implementation of computer integrated environments (CIE) is increasing and the requirements engineering necessary for the development of these systems is critical.Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction provides an important source of information and advice for organizations needing bridge the gap between users and developers in the implementation of computer integrated solutions as well as for consultants providing services to their clients in CIE development.The framework explained in the book is comprehensive and accessible. It provides a set of tools and techniques enabling readers to design, manage and deliver effective CIE-type systems in any complex organization - from construction and manufacturing to the information technology and service sectors. Construction companies for example, can use the framework provided to implement building information modelling to manage the diagnosis, planning, implementation and monitoring stages in BIM adoption.Based on real experiences and lessons learned from many years of system development, this book offers an excellent resource for researchers and postgraduate students interested in CIE development for all multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work environments.

Author Biography

Ghassan Aouad, is Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and the Built Environment and Professor of Construction IT & Management within the School of the Built Environment.

Dr Arayici is a researcher in Geomatics Engineering in the Civil Engineering Faculty, Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Why Requirements Engineering Is Needed for the CIE Development
How the Requirements Engineering Approach Is Formulated
Requirements Engineering in Software Development
Requirements Engineering
Requirements Fundamentals and Principles
Requirements Engineering Process
Computer Integrated Environments
The Construction Industry and its Features
The Scope and Roles of CIE in Construction
Implementation of CIE in the Construction Industry
The CIE Case Study Project 1
The CIE Case Study Project 2
The CIE Case Study 3
The CIE Case Study 4
Requirements Engineering in CIE Development for the Construction Industry
CIE Systems from Technological Perspective
Requirements Engineering in the CIE Community
Interviews in the Construction CIE Community
Evaluation of Requirements Engineering Processes
Improving the Requirements Engineering Process
Measuring the Success of Requirements Engineering Process
Comparative Analysis and Evaluation
Requirements Engineering Approach in the Case Study Projects
The Need for the CIE System As a BIM Tool
The Requirements Engineering Process
The Requirements Deliverables from Use Case Modelling
The Requirements Deliverables from Contextual Design Technique
The Requirements Deliverables from the Incremental Prototyping with the User Tests
Critical Analysis and Reflections of the Requirements Engineering in DIVERCITY
Evaluation of the Requirements Engineering Practices
Scope of the Evaluation and Assessment Model
The Evaluation and Assessment in Case Study 3
Survey Results and Evaluation
Mastering the Requirements Engineering Practices
Project Start-off
Requirements Elicitation
Building a Shared Understanding
Visioning and Process Modelling (Storyboarding)
System Design
Use Case and Object Modelling with UML
Incremental Prototyping with the End User Tests as an Agile Process
Summary of Mastering the Requirements Engineering Process
Evaluation of the Proposed Requirements Engineering Framework
Internal (Dependent) Evaluation
External (Independent) Evaluation
Summary and Conclusion
Contribution to Knowledge Society
Main Conclusions
Recommendations for the Future
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