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An nD Modelling Approach to Improve Communication Processes for Construction

Marshall-Ponting, AJ and Aouad, G 2005, 'An nD Modelling Approach to Improve Communication Processes for Construction' , Automation in Construction, 14 (3) , pp. 311-321.

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Abstract

The number and variety of design and construction stakeholders can make effective and efficient collaboration difficult, a situation that is not helped by the sequential way in which many of the processes work. This paper presents the findings of a number of workshops focussing on the problems and barriers inherent in the industry which would currently prevent effective implementation of a process improvement tool. Discussion attempts to illustrate the ways in which the concurrent approach that nD Modelling is taking can help overcome the most significant of these problems. It is concluded that an nD model could provide the greatest value as a communication tool for industry and education as education arguably provides one of the greatest opportunities by which improvements to the industry may come about.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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: Automation in Construction
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0926-5805
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/673

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