||IT in the management of design and construction
||Mathur K, Maver T
||This paper provides an overview of the developments in InformationTechnology (IT) and its impact on the Architecture, Engineering andConstruction (AEC) industry. It takes note of what has transpired in the lasttwo decades and how the evolution of this subject corresponds to thepredictions which had been made at various times in the past. It concludesthat changes in procedures, processes and structure of organisations areneeded if the most effective use of IT is to be achieved, and it is timely to gobeyond solutions which mimic and automate current processes. Strategicframeworks must be defined within which new solutions will emerge ratherthan specific technical solutions for individual design or automation tasks.Concurrent changes in the AEC professions and the management ofprojects and organisations will be required to support the new tools andtechniques offered by IT. Thus no promises should be made purely on thebasis of emerging technologies. Hence the paper makes no attempt to predictthe future of the AEC industry even though integrated systems may becomeavailable to support creative, cooperative, multi-disciplinary design, and thoughsuch systems will assist construction automation tasks, maintenance and facilitymanagement.
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||information technology; construction; design; management; integration
Mathur K, Maver T (1993).
IT in the management of design and construction. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,