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Space-centred information management approach to improve CAD-based healthcare building design

Fu, C, Tah, JHM, Aouad, G, Kagioglou, M and Zeisel, J 2007, 'Space-centred information management approach to improve CAD-based healthcare building design' , Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon), 12 , pp. 61-71.

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    Abstract

    This study focuses on developing a space-centred CAD tool to enable designers to effectively manage and implement the information of design guidance information and user requirements during design processes, especially for the stages of design briefing and conceptual design. It aims to structure and store design guidance and user requirements for healthcare building design into a relational database, and link them to relevant space entities in design plans. The tool is developed on the platform of Autodesk Architecture Desktop (ADT). It also enables users to store and retrieve pictures associated with textual information, because pictures have been always used by designers as an effective medium to represent and deliver design information and knowledge. This can give users directly visual and more understandable perceptions of the design guidance. The tool is fully embedded with Autodesk AutoCAD systems to ensure the application of this tool being fully merged with CAD-based design process. A set of design guidance about Alzheimer clinic built environments are adopted as a sample to demonstrate and validate the tool. Moreover, the scenario of expanding this application to more broad areas has also been foreseen.

    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 > 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: 20 Sep 2007 14:12
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/609

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