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Lee A, Betts M, Aouad G, Cooper R, Wu S, Underwood J

Developing a vision for an nD modelling tool

Abstract: The design of a building is a complicated process, having to formulate diverse components through unique tasks involving different personalities and organisations in order to satisfy multi-faceted client requirements. To do this successfully, the project team must encapsulate an integrated design that accommodates various social, economic and legislative factors. Therefore, in this era of increasing global competition integrated design has been increasingly recognised as a solution to deliver value to clients. The 'From 3D to nD modelling' project at the University of Salford aims to support integrated design; to enable and equip the design and construction industry with a tool that allows users to create, share, contemplate and apply knowledge from multiple perspectives of user requirements (accessibility, maintainability, sustainability, acoustics, crime, energy simulation, scheduling, costing etc.). Thus taking the concept of 3-dimensional computer modelling of the built environment to an almost infinite number of dimensions, to cope with whole-life construction and asset management issues in the design of modern buildings. This paper reports on the development of a vision for how integrated environments that will allow nDenabled construction and asset management to be undertaken. The project is funded by a four-year platform grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK; thus awarded to a multi-disciplinary research team, to enable flexibility in the research strategy and to produce leading innovation. This paper reports on the development of a business process and IT vision for how integrated environments will allow nD-enabled construction and asset management to be undertaken. It further develops many of the key issues of a future vision arising from previous CIB W78 conferences.

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Permission to reproduce these documents have been graciously provided by the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. The assistnace of the editor, Prof. Kristian Agger, is gratefully aprecciated.


Liang Y L, Amette L S, Simon S K

Multimedia project control and documentation system

Abstract: Construction experience and knowledge are omnipresent yet difficult to capture at the project site. Many problems and innovative solutions can not be effectively documented because ofthe lack of proper tools to collect and organize the as-built iformation. In claims or disputes, mmy issues involving site conditions cannot be thoroughly analyzed because ofthe lack of information. This as-built information may exist in diverse formats such as text (reports, daily logs), sound (meeting recordings, discussions), and video (site walk through, inspection records). Using multimedia technology, these diverse formats of as-built information can be integrated with project scheduling and control systems to provide an environment not only to control and document project information but also to elicit and study construction experience and knowledge. Such information could also be very valuable for facility operator/maintainers in the later stage of the facility life cycle. This paper presents the design and the operatian of a multimedia project control and documentation system (M73LTROL) under development at the University of Illinois and Construction Engineering and Research Laboratory (CERL). This system allows the users to document and retrieve the as-built project information in the form of text, sound, image and video associated with construction activities. The current version of MULTROL is developed for the FC platform and runs under 'Microsoft WindowsTM operating environment. This system uses graphical user-interface for all operations, creating a user- friendly environment far construction personnel. The retrieval of the as-built information is further assisted by user definable queries to support different needs of construction management.

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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the National University of Singapore. The assistance of the editors, particularly Prof. Martin Betts, is gratefully appreciated.


M Nour & K Beucke

Manipulating IFC model data in conjunction with CAD

Abstract: The IFC model is used as a means of information exchange between AEC software applications. Currently, workflow aspects based upon IFC models still reside in a gray area between applications. This paper reports ongoing research work on a new approach that uses an online dynamic continually updated construction product data source for IFC based Building Information Models (BIMs). It focuses on different algorithms for parsing, interpreting and writing STEP ISO 10303 P-21 files. In between these stages various instantiation, deletion and updating process on the IFC model take place. The paper also investigates the ability of current software applications to work on the IFC model in a sequential order and points out some workflow management problems that were encountered during this process.

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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Technische Universitδt Dresden.


Mahachi J

An integrated approach to critical time-space scheduling

Abstract: Construction planners are faced with the major task of allocating resources appropriately and ensuring that limited space is used effectively. Low productivity and construction accidents are attributed to poor site logistics such as inefficient space planning for resources and space conflicts between sub-contractors. Visualisation of the space required by the resources is very difficult, since the building product and the site processes are continually occupying and changing the space requirements. The traditional tools for project management do not provide a means to represent space availability and needs. This paper reports on an investigation that integrates a virtual reality environment with critical time-space scheduling analytical tools. Techniques to develop a critical space scheduler that changes with time are presented. It is anticipated that the approach suggested will contribute to the better performance and improved delivery of projects in the construction industry.

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Class: class.environment (0.010970) class.strategies (0.004193)
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Permission to reproduce these documents have been graciously provided by CSIR Building and Construction Technology. The assistance of the editors, Mr. Gustav Coetzee and Mr. Frances Boshoff, is gratefully appreciated.


Molkenthin F

Integration of construction, calculation and documentation - "the structural editor"

Abstract: The paper presents a methodical and consistent concept for modeling and computer-aided support of Structural Reports. The concept includes the object-oriented model of the Structural Report and the specification of the Structural Editor. The Structural Editor integrates construction, calculation, documentation and checking of a structural system and enables a distributed application in a computer network.

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Class: class.software development (0.026203) class.synthesis (0.022410) class.analysis (0.020699)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the University of Ljubljana. The assistance of the editor, Prof. Ziga Turk, is gratefully appreciated.


N. Shaw, D. Bouchlaghem, D. Kerr

Strategic review of the production of a 4D construction sequencing model – the lessons learnt

Abstract: Construction project losses can often be associated to information failures caused by poor coordination between the multi-disciplinary organisations that deliver them. Information failure could include late, inaccurate, in-adequate and inconsistent information. 4D Construction Sequencing Models (CSM) seek to improve the coordination of design, plant, equipment and labour through the visual representation of the construction process by linking project programmes with 3D design information. This paper reports on the experiences of a major UK contractor during the development of a 4D CSM, with a focus on the lessons learnt and the recommendations made. Team problem solving workshops, semi-structured interviews and a lean study review were conducted to establish these findings. The concluding recommendations not only highlighted the importance of establishing a standard method and proce-dure, but also identified several software limitations that have subsequently been reported to the developers and will be incorporated as future enhancements. The challenge of maximising the value of 4D CSM for clients and change man-agement also form key topics within the paper.

Keywords: 4D, construction, sequencing, process, lean

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Nadine Alzaghrini, F. Jordan Srour and Issam Srour

Using Optimization to Manage Quarries in the Recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste

Abstract: The construction industry consumes large amounts of aggregates, sand, and stone causing a strain on the limited sources of these natural materials (i.e., quarries). The industry is also a major source of waste. Waste, commonly referred to as Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW), is generated at various stages of construction and in demolition processes. Increased construction activities and limited landfill space have encouraged efforts to divert C&DW away from landfills to sorting, recycling, and reusing. While these efforts have been successful in some countries (e.g., Germany, Netherlands), developing countries such as Lebanon suffer from illegal and haphazard dumping of C&DW. This paper reports on an ongoing research project which investigates synergies between two elements of the construction industry, C&DW and quarries. The aim is to develop an optimization model that will provide decision support in the selection of a cost and environmentally effective set of abandoned quarries to serve as C&DW landfills, as and processing facilities.

Keywords: Construction and Demolition Waste, Sustainability, Recycling Network, Waste Management, Optimization

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0151

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Owor Asodo Jamess

A BRIEF CIRRULUM VITAE FOR OWOR ASODO JAMES SUBMITED FOR AJOB SEARCH

Abstract: Professional Curriculum Vitae Personal Information Name: Owor Asodo JamesMobile Telephone Number:075-2-953-237/075-2-693-618 Address: P.O.Box 7575, Kampala City: KAMPALA State/Province: UGANDA Section Title:Career Objective Description: · To obtain a challenging position in Human resource and development in order to maximize my potential. Section title:Work Experience Company:Alarm protection Service Limited Location: Plot 53 Lumumba Avenue Dates:2001 — 2003 Job Title: Training officer Work Description: · Developed the company wide annual training program, and designing training curricula for different target groups.· Provided guidance to staff in the area of training and development.· Managed the implementation of training and development strategy for the company.· Ensured that the company has an effective personal development system that meets the overall business strategies.· Maintaining documents in personnel files: hiring, NSSF registration, change of status, termination forms, medical leave, CVs, warning letters, disciplinary reports, etc. Company:Alarm protection Service Limited Location: Plot 53 Lumumba Avenue Dates: 2003 — 2004 Job Title:Security Manager Work Description: · Ensuring safety of company assets and preventing crime in line with the company’s corporate strategy and policies. Section Title:Education School or Program Name:BA Social ScienceLocation: Makerere UniversityDegree/Level Attained:Second Class Upper Dates:2000 — 2003 School or Program Name:Diploma in personnel and industrial Relations.Location:London College of Professionalism Degree/Level Attained:High Merit Dates: March1999 — Oct. ‘99 School or Program Name:Uganda advanced certificate of EducationLocation: St. Francis SSS Dates:1997 — 1998 School or Program Name:Uganda Certificate of EducationLocation: Rock HighDegree/Level Attained: Division III Dates:1991 — 1994 Section Title:Interests Description:Career development, and acquiring new skills Section Title:Academic Reference Name:1. Mr. Arojo O.O StephenP.O.Box 7062, KampalaTelephone Number: +256-077-2-429-922 / 041-540-650Personal ReferenceName: 2. Mr. Mbongo M. MichaelTelephone Number:+256-075-2-200-264 / 041-2359453. Mr. Othieno Charles KakunguruTelephone Number:+256-078-2-833-201Signature:……………………………… Company: Department of Sociology, Makerere University Job Title: Senior Lecturer Company: JRNET Company Job Title: Marketing OfficerDate: ……………………………..

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Ozsariyildiz S S, Tolman F P

First experiences with an inception support modeller for the building and construction industry

Abstract: Inception and very early design of complex building and construction projects requires a large number of decisions to be made, considered, rejected, changed, or confirmed. Many views on the project co-exist at the same time, requiring complex communications and access to complicated knowledge covering the complete project and product life cycles.Balancing the results of this non-monotonic decision taking process is (1) not a trivial task and (2) very important for the project outcome, as most of the product and construction process characteristics (like performance and cost) will largely be fixed. Further optimizations in later design stages will only be marginally possible.In order to support the inception and very early design of complex construction project we are developing an Inception Support Modeler (ISM) that guides the user through the decision taking process. Decision taking is supported by a combined PDT (Product Data Technology) and KT (Knowledge Technology) approach. The focus of the current modeler is on the inception of technical buildings, like Power or Process Plant Buildings, Factory Buildings, Hospitals and such. The product model and the knowledge base are developed in co-operation with the Brite- Euram CONCUR project.The paper reports about the first test case of the ISM. As part of a demonstration in CONCUR, the ISM has been filled with Business Objects and Business Logic concerning the inception of a simple Turbine Building.

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Series: w78:1999 (browse)
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Class: class.commerce (0.017970) class.processing (0.012190) class.represent (0.011874)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Research Press of the National Research Council of Canada. The support of the editors, particularly Dr. Dana Vanier, is gratefully appreciated.


Ozsariyildiz S, Tolman F

IT support for the very early design of buildings and civil engineering works

Abstract: Despite a general agreement about the importance of very early design decisions (various sources estimate that between 60% to 80% of the total project costs are determined during this stage), the very early design stage of building and civil engineering projects is not yet adequately supported by IT. The paper focusses on the problems that are causing the lack of IT support and reports on a possible solution based on the application of Product Data Technology (PDT) and Knowledge Engineering. The paper will show some initial experience with the development and application of an Inception Modeller that implements ideas from the General AEC Reference Model (GARM) as proposed by Wim Gieling in 1988. The development takes place in co-operation with the Brite-Euram CONCUR-project. The system concentrates on the inception and very early design of technical buildings, i.e. buildings in which equipment plays a major role, like power plant buildings, hospitals, factories, etc. The basic idea is to support the choice and elaboration of Technical Solutions that fulfil the requirements of Functional Units. The knowledge base is structured according to a FU-TS decomposition, or Hamburger model, of the building. A knowledge acquisition tool based on the same Hamburger model is under development and will be explained in some detail in the final paper. The system is implemented in Java, using Clips as the knowledge engine and VRML for the visualization. Though it is probably still too early to draw any definitive conclusions, it looks as if the structure provided by the FU-TS decomposition is ideal for very early design support. It provides a means to capture and re-use knowledge of successful earlier designs, thus providing a mechanism still missing in the building and construction industry.

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Series: w78:1998 (browse)
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Class: class.bestPractise (0.007643) class.deployment (0.005435) class.education (0.005124)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The assistance of the editors, Prof. Bo-Christer Bjφrk and Dr. Adina Jδgbeck, is gratefully appreciated.


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