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A requirements engineering framework for integrated systems development for the construction industry

Arayici, Y, Ahmed, V and Aouad, G 2006, 'A requirements engineering framework for integrated systems development for the construction industry' , Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon), 11 , pp. 35-55.

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    Abstract

    Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) systems are computer environments through which collaborative working can be undertaken. Although many CIC systems have been developed to demonstrate the communication and collaboration within the construction projects, the uptake of CICs by the industry is still inadequate. This is mainly due to the fact that research methodologies of the CIC development projects are incomplete to bridge the technology transfer gap. Therefore, defining comprehensive methodologies for the development of these systems and their effective implementation on real construction projects is vital. Requirements Engineering (RE) can contribute to the effective uptake of these systems because it drives the systems development for the targeted audience. This paper proposes a requirements engineering approach for industry driven CIC systems development. While some CIC systems are investigated to build a broad and deep contextual knowledge in the area, the EU funded research project, DIVERCITY (Distributed Virtual Workspace for Enhancing Communication within the Construction Industry), is analysed as the main case study project because its requirements engineering approach has the potential to determine a framework for the adaptation of requirements engineering in order to contribute towards the uptake of CIC systems.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Information Technology in Construction
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon)
    Publisher: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 14006529
    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2007 15:02
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/551

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