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Computer Integrated Construction: An Approach to Requirements Engineering

Arayici, Y and Aouad, G 2005, 'Computer Integrated Construction: An Approach to Requirements Engineering ' , Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 12 (2) , pp. 194-215.

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Abstract

Purpose - This paper aims at proposing a process of requirements engineering for the human centred, adaptive computer integrated construction systems development through industry wide information sharing. Design/methodology/approach - The research strategy is based on case study research methodology. The EU-funded DIVERCITY project was analysed. This project was undertaken by a European consortium of researchers and practitioners from the construction industry. They developed a virtual environment that enables the industry to undertake collaboratively the client briefing and design reviews and the construction stages. Findings - DIVERCITY's requirements engineering approach has the potential to provide opportunities for research to determine the appropriate requirements engineering techniques for the development of the systems and their effective implementation in the construction industry. Originality/value - The main contribution of the research is the construction of the requirements engineering process for the development of the computer integrated construction systems.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
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 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: Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1365-232X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007 13:17
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/574

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