Improving value generation in the design process of industrial projects using CAVT

Rischmoller, L, Alarcón, LF and Koskela, LJ 2006, 'Improving value generation in the design process of industrial projects using CAVT' , Journal of Management in Engineering, 22 (2) , pp. 52-60.

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Abstract

This paper presents research results that describe how value generation can be improved in the design process of industrial projects when using computer advanced visualization tools (CAVT). The CAVT concept definition, prior studies about impacts of CAVT, and why they are not sufficient are presented in the paper, supporting the assertion that the extensive attention to technology instead of to the context of technology application and the lack of a conceptual framework has prevented some prior research about CAVT impacts to truly focus in ideas about how to improve engineering and construction processes. Combining production theory and lean construction principles with information technology (IT), a framework for understanding the impacts of CAVT developed as part of the research is proposed. Illustration of the use of the framework in a case study and research validation activities leads to analytic generalization of the research results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design; Information technology (IT); Construction industry; Computer software.
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management in Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0742-597X
Depositing User: LJ Koskela
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 09:16
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 15:14
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9371

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