||Tbe SMART system project: a strategy for management of information andautomation technology in computer integrated construction
||Miyatake Y, Yamazaki Y, Kangari R
||In today's construction industry, information and automation technologymust be viewed as potential resources. Computer Integrated Construction(CIC) is an emerging technology, and it is an approach to assistingconstruction f m s respond to the difficult environment in which they areoperating currently. There is no standard formula for CIC. A strategy forimplementing CIC should be formulated, and promoted at the highestcompany level. To demonstrate the concept of CIC, a prototype system shouldbe introduced to investigate integration problems. It only presents a way ofapproaching the CIC.SMART (Shimizu Manufacturing system by Advanced RoboticsTechnology) system is a part of Shimizu s strategy for developing CIC basedon site automation systems which automates a wide range of constructionprocess. It also integrates a wide range of design, planning and managementactivities of the project. By introducing SMART system, amount of labourrequired and the construction period are both reduced significantly, and theplanning and management productivity is increased.The objective of this paper is to describe the strategy in management ofinformation and automation technology development from a Japaneseconstruction company' s view point, and to present a prototype made1 for CICimplementation. Although the prototype system is not established as acomprehensive system, it can be viewed as a strategy toward a total CIC.
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||automation; computer; integration; construction; robotics; information
Miyatake Y, Yamazaki Y, Kangari R (1993).
Tbe SMART system project: a strategy for management of information andautomation technology in computer integrated construction. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,