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A roadmap for nD-enabled construction

Lee, A, Wu, S, Aouad, G, Cooper, R and Tah, JHM 2006, 'A roadmap for nD-enabled construction' , RICS Research Paper Series, 6 (2) .

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Abstract

nD modelling is a research topic that has started to gain momentum and interest worldwide. This roadmap is an update of the 2005 RICS paper series ‘nD modelling - a driver or enabler for construction improvement?’ (Lee et al, 2005). This paper accumulates the results of 5 workshops to produce a ‘roadmap’ of how nD modelling can help the design and construction industries to improve their performance, and is the result of an international effort to create a blueprint of the research and technology milestones that are necessary to achieve improved construction practice. The issues surrounding nD are not just technological, but are also cultural, educational and process related. The findings of all the workshops were clustered into themes and are presented as repertory grids in the final roadmap. Whilst this report highlights both the barriers and opportunities of implementing nD modelling in the construction industry, the roadmap presents a research agenda for the global uptake of nD modelling. It shows that the concentration of effort should be placed on the education and training activities to heighten the level of industry’s awareness of nD modelling, with the technology itself being of a lower importance. Although the use of building electronic product models is not widespread in the industry at the present time, its need is seen to be self evident.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
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: RICS Research Paper Series
Publisher: RICS
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 9781842 192485X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007 16:04
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/633

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