Integrated Construction Information

Author: M. Betts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135820007
Format: PDF
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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 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.

Integrated Building Information Modelling

Author: Peng Wu
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1681084570
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Building information modelling (BIM) is a set of interacting policies, processes and technologies that generates a methodology to manage the essential building design and project data in digital format throughout the building's life cycle. BIM, makes explicit, the interdependency that exists between structure, architectural layout and mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services by technologically coupling project organizations together. Integrated Building Information Modelling is a handbook on BIM courses, standards and methods used in different regions (Including UK, Africa and Australia). 13 chapters outline essential information about integrated BIM practices such as the BIM in site layout plan, BIM in construction product management, building life cycle assessment, quantity surveying and BIM in hazardous gas monitoring projects while also presenting information about useful BIM tool and case studies. The book is a useful handbook for engineering management professionals and trainees involved in BIM practice.

Computer Integrated Construction

Author: H. Wagter
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444598855
Format: PDF
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The contributions in this volume portray, in terms of the current state of the art, research on computer-aided construction in the building industry. A complete overview is given within the areas of computer-aided design, product modelling in construction, and robot-oriented design and construction together with a summary of the commercial developments in computerized systems within those areas. The papers will be essential reading for all those interested in future automation in relation to the building construction industry with the accent on design and engineering.

Integrated Practice in Architecture

Author: George Elvin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471998494
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Get the only comprehensive book about integrated practice in architecture, which is the collaborative design, construction and life-cycle management of buildings. Chapters are clearly organized around critical issues in integrated architectural practice, including teambuilding, project planning, communication, risk management, and implementation. Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#integrated_practice . WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.

BIM and Integrated Design

Author: Randy Deutsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118086449
Format: PDF, ePub
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“Ready or not, it’s high time to make BIM a part of your practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has as much to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of building information modeling software.” —Chicago Architect The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discusses the implementation of building information modeling software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology’s impact and transformative effect—both potentially disruptive and liberating—on the social, psychological, and practical aspects of the workplace. BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIM poses to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and a series of case study interviews with industry leaders—and leaders in the making out from behind the monitor—BIM and Integrated Design helps you learn: Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIM software and its use Key points about integrated design to help you promote the process to owners and your team How BIM changes not only the technology, process, and delivery but also the leadership playing field How to become a more effective leader no matter where you find yourself in the organization or on the project team How the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significant education, recruitment, and training implications Covering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated by the advent of BIM into the architecture workplace, profession, and industry, BIM and Integrated Design shows how to overcome real and perceived barriers to its use.

Modern Construction

Author: Lincoln H. Forbes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420063134
Format: PDF, ePub
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During the past several decades, the manufacturing and service industries significantly increased their levels of productivity, quality, and profitability through the application of process improvement techniques and information technology. Unfortunately, the construction industry lags far behind in the application of performance improvement and optimization techniques, as well as its overall competitiveness. Written by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed, both highly regarded for leadership and innovation, Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices offers cutting-edge lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry. Drs. Forbes and Ahmed focus mainly on lean construction methodologies, such as The Last Planner(R) System, The Lean Project Delivery System (TM), and Integrated Project Delivery(TM). The tools and strategies offered draw on the success of the world-renowned Toyota Production System (TPS) adapted to the construction environment by construction professionals and researchers involved in developing and advocating lean construction methods. The book also discusses why true lean construction can best occur when all the construction stakeholders, owners, designers, constructors, and material suppliers are committed to the concept of optimizing the flow of activities holistically while de-emphasizing their self-interest. The authors also reintroduce process improvement approaches such as TQM and Six Sigma as a foundation for the adoption of lean methodologies, and demonstrate how these methods can improve projects in a so-called traditional environment. The book integrates these methods with emerging interest in "green construction" and the use of information technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM), while recognizing the human element in relation to motivation, safety, and environmental stresses. Written specifically for professionals in an industry that desperately needs to play catch up, the book delineates cutting-edge approaches with the benefit of successful cases and explains how their deployment can improve construction performance and competitiveness.

Integrating Information in Built Environments

Author: Adriana X Sanchez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351783270
Format: PDF
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In an increasingly globalised built environment industry, achieving higher levels of integration across organisational and software boundaries can lead to improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. This book is the direct result of a collaborative global network of industry and academic researchers spread across nine countries as part of CIB’s (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) Task Group 90 (TG90) Information Integration in Construction (IICON). The book provides a broad view of some of the opportunities and challenges brought by integrating information across organisational and system boundaries in the built environment industry. Chapters cover a large range of topics and are separated into three sections: resources, processes and added value. They provide a much-needed international perspective on a current global evolution in the industry and present leading original research and valuable lessons for researchers, industry practitioners, government clients and policy makers across the industry. Key features include: a broad range of topics that are not covered elsewhere in the literature; contributions from a diverse group of industry research leaders from across the globe; exemplar case studies providing real-world examples of where information integration has been a key factor for success or lack thereof has been at the root cause of failure; an analysis of future priority areas for research and development investment as well as their strategic implications for public and private decision-makers; the book will deliver innovation in best practice methodology for information sharing across disciplines and between the design, construction and asset management sectors.

Computer Integrated Construction

Author: H. Wagter
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444598855
Format: PDF, Docs
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The contributions in this volume portray, in terms of the current state of the art, research on computer-aided construction in the building industry. A complete overview is given within the areas of computer-aided design, product modelling in construction, and robot-oriented design and construction together with a summary of the commercial developments in computerized systems within those areas. The papers will be essential reading for all those interested in future automation in relation to the building construction industry with the accent on design and engineering.

Computer Integrated Construction Project Scheduling

Author: John Buttelwerth
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131114654
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written in a style that is meant to be open and inviting to the reader with shorter paragraphs and interesting illustrations, this book provides a single source comprehensive examination of construction project scheduling. Content begins with introducing concepts of the construction industry to provide the necessary framework and background, then fully discusses planning and scheduling topics in detail. It offers extensively reviewed coverage on the most current version of SureTrak Software, thorough coverage of manual network diagramming and CPM calculations, and has built into it a capstone project. The book includes an abundance of real world examples of numerous scheduling exercises—including 17 pages of full-size drawings and schedules that are part of the exercises. Additionally, the information is presented modularly in such a way that it can be customized to fit any learning situation. Covers planning and scheduling including the determination of project activities, logic, and durations; drawing precedence network diagrams and manually calculating CPM schedules; creating and updating computer-generated schedules and schedule reports. Well suited to be used as a guide or reference by construction practitioners such as Project managers, Superintendents, and Construction managers.