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Computer integrated construction: A review and proposals for future direction

Boddy, SC, Rezgui, Y, Cooper, GS and Wetherill, M 2007, 'Computer integrated construction: A review and proposals for future direction' , Advances in Engineering Software, 38 (10) , pp. 677-687.

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Abstract

We present a review of the computer integrated construction (CIC) research space spanning approximately 20 years. This review reveals a strong focus on data and application integration for most of that time. We argue that whilst valuable in its own right, such research and the software solutions it yields fall short of the potential for CIC, giving our rationale for these beliefs. Thus we propose a re-focussing of CIC research on the relatively under-represented area of semantically described and coordinated process oriented systems to better support the kind of short term virtual organisation that typifies the working environment in the construction sector. Finally we present an outline vision for such a system, supported by a generic system architecture and a simple business model for its deployment, noting opportunities for future work in its realisation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semantic Web services; Process integration; Computer integrated construction; Product data modelling
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General) > T055.4 Industrial engineering. Management engineering > T058.5 Information technology
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Computer Networking & Telecommunications Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Engineering Software
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0965-9978
Depositing User: SC Boddy
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2009 09:27
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2551

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