Integrated Construction Information

Author: M. Betts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135819998
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
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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, Mobi
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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 Building Design

Author: Tim Cornick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113582259X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Computer-Integrated Building Design is an accessible guide to the principles and applications of computer-integrated systems as applied to construction management. It describes current research, development and application of CAD related tools and techniques to the building design process and demonstrates the methods necessary to achieve knowledge-sharing in building design.

An Integrated Building Information Modeling BIM Framework For Multi story Modular Buildings

Author: Issa Jafar Ramaji
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Despite the relative simplicity of design and construction of modular single-family dwellings, the same cannot be stated for multi-story modular buildings, especially in relation to structural modeling and design of these buildings. There is potential for tackling complexity of these projects by leveraging a successful technology and process that is being widely adopted in other sectors of construction industry, and that is Building Information Modeling (BIM). Structural analytical modeling is one of the areas that can benefit from BIM to enhance the design quality; reduce time and cost of the design; and mitigate the complex design activities. Because of lack of interoperability between tools, BIM users cannot take advantage of this BIM use properly, especially in modular building projects that their special needs are not addressed in the currently available information exchange standards. The primary goal of the proposed research is to develop an information framework and its supporting infrastructure to encourage design and construction of mid- and high-rise buildings using factory-built modular units. Achieving this would provide the industry with an option for economical, energy efficient, sustainable, and more affordable construction. In this research, product-related information that may be generated or used at different stages of projects is studied. In addition, process-related information flow throughout project phases is investigated. Moreover, interpretation of structural design/analysis model of these buildings from their architectural building information model is researched. This research has been carried out through accomplishing several objectives. First the Product Architecture Model (PAM) for multi-story modular buildings was developed. The PAM is a structured breakdown of building elements and their related attributes and properties. The next objective was information exchange standardization in these projects focusing mainly on structural aspects. To achieve this, an Information Delivery Manual (IDM) and Model View Definitions (MVDs) were developed based on the characteristic and workflow of modular building projects. To achieve the first two objectives, a comprehensive literature review was carried out, and a series of site visits and interviews with industry experts were conducted. The final objective was to facilitate the structural design of complicated structures of modular buildings by developing a mechanism and a supporting platform to interpret structural design/analysis model of modular buildings directly from the architectural BIM. Although the developed PAM, IDM and MVD are focused on structural and general architectural aspects of modular buildings, they could be expanded and/or modified to supports other BIM application areas in these projects. The methodology proposed in this research for development of information exchange standards could be used for representation of current information exchange standards to come up with an integrated set of standards for building industry. This would be achieved as a result of using the same PAM for development of the information exchange standards. In addition, the interpretation methodology presented for generation of modular buildings could be implemented in other engineering design/analysis areas in both modular and site-built construction. Implementation of the Interpreted Information Exchange (IIE) concept can significantly facilitate engineering analysis BIM uses by decreasing implementation cost of MVDs in BIM authoring tools and automating the model modifications that are required to make an imported model ready for analysis. Moreover, the platform developed for testing the structural model interpretation process is a general purpose platform, which could be utilized for all-purpose BIM information extractions and implementation of different automated interpreted information exchanges.

Applications of Information Technology in Construction

Author: J. W. S. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727716538
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book aims to provide engineers and managers - whether they are currently involved in information technology (IT) or are considering introducing it into their workplace - with an appreciation of the technology currently in use in the construction industry around the world. Authors from the private and public sectors as well as from academic institutions, present examples from established systems ranging from planning and design, through to construction and maintenance management.

Modeling Computer Integrated Construction Site Management

Author: Jae Ho Lee
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Abstract: Construction is one of the most information-dependent industries compared to other sectors. Computers have been used to improve the efficiency of management in most businesses including the construction industry. Treating information efficiently is the key to maintaining an edge over competitors and for success in business. However, in order to succeed, companies must choose a management system that is most suited to their operations. The difficulty about computerization in civil engineering is that the construction industry does not have trained IT experts with Civil engineering or Management background. Although there are many computer applications for project management, almost all the applications required some form of manual modification for updating information. -- In a construction project, time and accurate information is vitally important in order to accomplish scheduled completion. A small change in plan costs money and time in both the traditional methods as well as current IT applications. The main reason is that there is no direct link between the head office and the regional site office and there is no "quick" link between site office and site engineers who are out in the field for most of the time. This study proposes the design of an information transfer system to improve construction site management. A Web-based Construction Site Management system called "WCSM" will be developed. WCSM incorporates some major features including: Integration of Web technology and mobile computing into construction site management and automatic project schedule updates. -- The performance of WCSM is evaluated through virtual simulations, and comparisons with other relevant applications are reported. These evaluations showed that WCSM required significantly less time, for initial project set up and modifications during project implementation, when compared to MS Project and Micro Planner.^ V.

Computer Integrated Construction Project Scheduling

Author: John Buttelwerth
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131114654
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

BIM Handbook

Author: Rafael Sacks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119287553
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building product and process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Third Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Information on the ways in which professionals should use BIM to gain maximum value New topics such as collaborative working, national and major construction clients, BIM standards and guides A discussion on how various professional roles have expanded through the widespread use and the new avenues of BIM practices and services A wealth of new case studies that clearly illustrate exactly how BIM is applied in a wide variety of conditions Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Third Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.