||Developing a vision for an nD modelling tool
||Lee A, Betts M, Aouad G, Cooper R, Wu S, Underwood J
||The design of a building is a complicated process, having to formulate diversecomponents through unique tasks involving different personalities andorganisations in order to satisfy multi-faceted client requirements. To do thissuccessfully, the project team must encapsulate an integrated design thataccommodates various social, economic and legislative factors. Therefore, in thisera of increasing global competition integrated design has been increasinglyrecognised as a solution to deliver value to clients.The 'From 3D to nD modelling' project at the University of Salford aims to supportintegrated design; to enable and equip the design and construction industry with atool that allows users to create, share, contemplate and apply knowledge frommultiple perspectives of user requirements (accessibility, maintainability,sustainability, acoustics, crime, energy simulation, scheduling, costing etc.). Thustaking the concept of 3-dimensional computer modelling of the built environment toan almost infinite number of dimensions, to cope with whole-life construction andasset management issues in the design of modern buildings. This paper reports onthe development of a vision for how integrated environments that will allow nDenabledconstruction and asset management to be undertaken. The project isfunded by a four-year platform grant from the Engineering and Physical SciencesResearch Council (EPSRC) in the UK; thus awarded to a multi-disciplinaryresearch team, to enable flexibility in the research strategy and to produce leadinginnovation. This paper reports on the development of a business process and ITvision for how integrated environments will allow nD-enabled construction andasset management to be undertaken. It further develops many of the key issues of afuture vision arising from previous CIB W78 conferences.
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Lee A, Betts M, Aouad G, Cooper R, Wu S, Underwood J (2002).
Developing a vision for an nD modelling tool. Agger K (ed.); Distributing knowledge in building; Arhus, June 12 - 14, Denmark (ISSN: 2706-6568),