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Towards interoperability in the UK construction design industry

Bavafa, M 2014, 'Towards interoperability in the UK construction design industry' , in: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering , American Society of Civil Engineering, pp. 528-535.

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Abstract

The construction design industry involves multiple stakeholders who may carry out their job from widely distributed locations. Therefore, the interaction between those participants is often the cause of mistakes and misunderstandings due to a lack of interoperability. The UK Government will require all those engaged in the design, construction and management of publicly funded buildings and infrastructure to share that process by 2016 (Cabinet Office 2011). However, as stated by UK government reports, the lack of collaboration and interoperability causes not efficient benefit in the business context in the AEC industry. This research identified unstructured data, information consistency, data and information mapping and knowledge evaluation as the key challenges on the level of interoperability which professionals face constantly in the UK construction industry. This research has been structured using the interpretivist philosophy and qualitative approach to thoroughly explore the challenges of using unstructured data in construction engineering design in the UK. The data collection method of this research will employ semi-structured interviews with structured engineering in the UK and two different cases have been selected to conduct a cross-case analysis that will compare and contrast cases.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Issa Issa, R and Flood, I
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineering
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780784413616
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: M Bavafa
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 16:39
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34705

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