An nD modelling approach to improved communication processes in construction

Marshall-Ponting, AJ ORCID: and Aouad, GF 2005, 'An nD modelling approach to improved communication processes in construction' , Automation in Construction, 14 (3) , pp. 311-321.

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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: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Automation in Construction
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0926-5805
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Dr Amanda Marshall-Ponting
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 18:42
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 15:53

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