Building Product Model, A First Brick in Computer Integrated Construction


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by Michael J. Riley, Univ of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom,
Hamid H. R. Sabet, Univ of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering:

Abstract: This paper describes the development of a product model as a basis for an information system. This new approach is based on modelling functions of building units rather than physical entities such as floors, beams or columns. The work is related to building projects and specifically focuses on the early design phase of a hospital building. This approach represents a new strategy to Building Product Modelling. The current approach to the interchange of information in a project is outlined and some problems regarding the integration of different disciplines in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) industry are illustrated. The problem is defined and a proposed solution described.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Computer models | Information systems | Structural models | Mathematical models | Building design | Beam columns | Health care facilities |

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