||Virtual buildings (VB) and tools to manage construction process operations
||Christiansson P, Dawood N, Svidt K
||Previous and current research and commercial activities within the virtual buildingarea indicate that models are being developed to test and simulate different aspectsof the building, but never being used to manage construction projects.This paper formulates visions and outlines solutions for how building process datacan be used to represent and co-ordinate meta level digital virtual building models,generate construction site process models, capture as-built data from constructionprocess, and handle external supplier information. A crucial part of the VB is theProject Management System (PMS), which is designed to manage the informationinput/output of the proposed virtual building and external processes. The PMS isoutlined and specified in the paper according to functionality, part of userenvironment, and structure and underlying digital representations. The outlinedframework will include IT-tools as temporal databases, semantic web technologyand emerging web services.The PMS will support practical integration of partly redundant building productand process descriptions, improve capturing of as-built data to raise quality of theconstruction process and subsequent building use and maintenance, contribute todevelopment of unified high (meta) level building process descriptions, and supportproject experience capturing and re-use.
|Year of publication:
Christiansson P, Dawood N, Svidt K (2002).
Virtual buildings (VB) and tools to manage construction process operations. Agger K (ed.); Distributing knowledge in building; Arhus, June 12 - 14, Denmark (ISSN: 2706-6568),