||Goals, dimensions, and approaches for computer integrated construction
||Fischer M, Betts M, Hannus M, Yamazaki Y, Laitinen J
||The recent years have seen significant research in the area ofcomputer-integrated construction (CIC). CIC research has been largelytechnology driven and is usually seen as good per se. Researchers oftenneglect to describe the expected engineering impact of the solution theypropose and typically fail to test how well the developed solution addressesparticular problems of industry or whether any such problem is being faced.An important reason for this, we argue, is that we still lack an overall visionfor the goals of CIC and are missing a unifying framework that defines CICand its application in the engineering context. Furthermore, CIC research hasbeen surprisingly fragmented. This paper proposes a framework thatmeasures several main dimensions of CIC. The purpose of this frameworkis to assess the current state of CIC in particular frms, to provide a focus forresearch and implementation of CIC, and to position and compare differentresearch projects.
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||information technology; integration; automation; computer integratedconstruction; engineering process
Fischer M, Betts M, Hannus M, Yamazaki Y, Laitinen J (1993).
Goals, dimensions, and approaches for computer integrated construction. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,