Drogemuller R, Hampson K, Yum K K
An IT infrastructure for long term research & development at the CRC for construction innovation
Abstract: The Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation (CRC CI) started operations in July 2001. One of its aims is to address the relatively low level of R&D activity within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management industry in Australia. This paper briefly describes the general goals of a Cooperative Research Centre within the Australian national context. Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) are playing a significant role in the deliverables of the CRC CI. This has necessitated the definition of an ICT architecture at both the software application level and the project server level to provide a framework to maximise the effectiveness of the CRC CI's R & D expenditure. The current architecture is described and some key issues that will need to be resolved are identified.
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