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nD enabled construction - how do we get there from here?

Marshall-Ponting, AJ and Aouad, G 2004, nD enabled construction - how do we get there from here? , in: 1st International SCRI symposium, 30th-31st March 2004.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The processes which traditionally characterise the design and construction industry are incremental and lack effectiveness and efficiency. The From 3D to nD Modelling project is developing an ICT-based building information model to facilitate improved communication and holistic decision-making amongst the multi-disciplinary professionals involved. The nD tool is designed to allow concurrent design changes by all the stakeholders and practitioners involved in the building’s lifecycle – from client requirements, design, construction and maintenance. Whilst the workshops held to date have demonstrated both academic and industrial support for the model and its theoretical approaches, some of the identified barriers to implementation may mean slower uptake by the industry than may be desirable, based on the expected benefits. These barriers are predominantly cultural and social in nature, but also involve technical standards and the integration and inter-operability of these. The implementation issues are discussed in light of business process re-engineering (BPR) literature in order to try to understand how the implementation process can be managed most effectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BPR, culture change, information system implementation, nD modelling
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Publisher: University of Salford
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Dr Amanda Marshall-Ponting
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 18:32
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 00:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15780

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