Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM

Current and future practices

Author: Lennart Andersson,Kyla Farrell,Oleg Moshkovich,Cheryle Cranbourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317326962

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

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Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM outlines the team structure, software and production ecosystem needed for an effective Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process through current real world case studies of projects both in development and under construction. It provides the reader with a better understanding of the successful implementation of VDC and Building Information Modeling (BIM), and the benefits to the project team throughout the design and construction process. For readers already familiar with VDC, the book will provide invaluable examples of best practices and real world solutions. Richly illustrated in color with actual VDC documentation, visualizations, and statistics, the reader is shown the real processes undertaken and outputs generated when working on high profile building information models. Online animations, interviews with practitioners, and downloadable templates, forms and files make this an interactive and highly engaging way to learn a crucial set of skills. While keeping up with current industry practice is a minimum requirement, this book goes further by helping you prepare for the next level of virtual design and construction. This is essential reading for project managers, construction managers, architects, design managers, and anybody with a role in BIM or virtual construction.
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Clients and Users in Construction

Agency, Governance and Innovation

Author: Kim Haugbølle,David Boyd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317290054

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

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Clients have been identified as critical for building delivery but have been under-researched with only a few studies about them. This book seeks to address this gap. A deeper look into the nature of construction clients and their relation to building users exposes more fundamental questions related to the activity of building and the activity in the building. These fundamental questions include 'How do clients get what they want?', 'How do clients cope with the building process?', and 'How are clients being shaped by building(s)?'. This book on clients and users is structured around three main themes: Agency is concerned with the classical agency/structure dichotomy on actions, roles and responsibilities or, put differently, whether actors can act freely or are bound by structural constraints. Governance is related to the interplay between clients and the supply system: clients govern the supply system but are at the same time governed by the supply system through different processes and mechanisms. Innovation deals with construction innovation and what part clients and users play in this struggle between change and stability. The book includes theoretical and conceptual frameworks on what constitutes clients and users as well as case studies on R&D themes of relevance to practice.
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Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry

Author: Hua, Goh Bee

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146664186X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 354

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Technology development has provided fundamental benefits of speed, precision, and convenience to common business strategies; providing not only a means for functional integration, but also an opportunity to enhance competitive capability of a business firm. Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry brings together topics on understanding business strategy and competitive advantage, as well as essential benefits of concepts and technologies for improving efficiency of the construction industry. This reference source is directed toward researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, undergraduate, and postgraduate students, in order to gain insights into the complex workings of the traditional construction industry and the concepts and tools used to facilitate a strategically IT enabled industry.
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eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

ECPPM 2008

Author: Alain Zarli,Raimar Scherer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203883327

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 750

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Since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (www.ecppm.org) has been providing a review of research, development and industrial implementation of product and process model technology in construction. The 7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2008) provided a unique discussion platform for topics of key importance for the AEC/FM industry, with a focus on two main themes: - Structuring of product and process information for enhanced collaborative teamwork and information sharing in this fragmented industry, and - Advanced Computing, Information and Communication Technology addressing the resolution of challenges for the AEC/FM industry in the upcoming years. Leading experts delivered up-to-date, comprehensive presentations on the broad achievements in research, development, standardisation and industrial implementation of product and process data technology. This book covers a large spectrum of topics, including process optimisation, extended products and future services for homes and buildings infrastructures, decision support systems for universal design of buildings, ICT-based applications for energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, the ageing population, assistive technologies for the built environment, policy, legal framework, and rules and regulations, and will be of interest to scientists and professionals working in these areas.
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Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education

Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education

Author: Gu, Ning

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613501811

Category: Architecture

Page: 490

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The emergence and adoption of computational technologies has significantly changed design and design education beyond the replacement of drawing boards with computers or pens and paper with computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications. Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education explores state-of-the-art developments in computational design methods and their impact on contemporary design education. Readers will find case studies, empirical research findings, pedagogical theories, and reflections. Researchers, educators, designers, and developers will better understand how applying pedagogical research and reflection has influenced and will continue to transform the field in the future.
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Architecture, Building Materials and Engineering Management IV

Author: Chaohe Chen,Bifeng Jiang,Guangfan Li,Qizhong Shen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3038265497

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2964

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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 International Conference on Civil, Architechture and Building Materials (CEABM 2014), May 24-25, 2014, Haikou, China. The 548 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: City and Building Planning, Architectural Design and Its Theory, Chapter 2: Urban Planning and Design, Chapter 3: Landscape Planning and Design, Chapter 4: Environmental Architecture Research, Chapter 5: Ecological Architecture, Chapter 6: Traditional Construction Materials Research, Chapter 7: Advanced Construction Materials Research, Chapter 8: Building Science and Technology, Chapter 9: Monitoring and Control of Quality Engineering, Chapter 10: Project Management in Building and Construction Management, Chapter 11: Management Research, Chapter 12: Engineering Education.
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LISS 2013

Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science

Author: Runtong Zhang,Zhenji Zhang,Kecheng Liu,Juliang Zhang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642406602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1386

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Information and communication technology has helped to provide a more effective network infrastructure and development platform for logistics and service operations. In order to meet the needs of consumers and particularly to promote low-carbon development processes, new types of services will also emerge. LISS 2013 is a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of logistics, informatics, service operations and service science. Experts and researchers from related fields will discuss current issues and future development opportunities discuss and analyze developing trends and exchange the latest research and academic thought. The theme of the conference is Logistics and Service Science based on the Internet of Things.
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Advanced Materials Research, - 249

Advances in Civil Engineering and Architecture

Author: J. Federico Chávez Alcalá

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3038136042

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 7137

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This volume comprises a collection of papers which were subjected to strict peer-review by 2 to 4 expert referees. It aims to present the latest advances in, and applications of, structural engineering, bridge engineering, tunnel, subway and underground facilities, seismic engineering, environment-friendly construction and development, monitoring and control of structures, structural rehabilitation, retrofitting and strengthening, reliability and durability of structures, computational mechanics, construction technology, etc. This will be essential reading matter for those involved in public works, at every level.
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