||Practical problems in the development of product models
||Watson A S, Crowley A J, Boyle A D , Knowles G M
||This paper is concerned with the practical difficulties encountered whendeveloping Product Models for information exchange within the constructionindustry. It is based on experiences gained since 1987 from involvement in thePan-European Eureka CIMSTEEL Project (within which a model forconstructional steelwork is being developed) and from a more recent nationalresearch project (CI-PM) concerned with Product Models and construction(within which a reinforced concrete model will be developed), The paperaddresses the questions of what a Product Model is, and what its role is in themanagement of information at a project level. The paper then moves on toconsider the practical problems faced by the developers of such models;considering such aspects as the industrial context, modelling methodologiesand software tools, differing viewpoints and validation. The authors highlightareas where progress in addressing these problems is being made.
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||product model; management of information; construction industry
Watson A S, Crowley A J, Boyle A D , Knowles G M (1993).
Practical problems in the development of product models. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,