American Society of Civil Engineers

Issues in Computer Based Design/Construction Integration

by C. Hendrickson, (Carnegie Mellon Univ, United States) and M. L. Maher, (Carnegie Mellon Univ, United States)

pp. 129-136

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project
Abstract: Design and construction processes are widely regarded as too splintered for industry effectiveness. By improving communication and process integration, reduced costs and improved facilities should be attainable. An important new development encouraging integration is the increased effectiveness and reduced cost of computer aids. As both designers and construction engineers use computer aids more extensively, the introduction of integrated computer based environments becomes increasingly attractive to improve communication among different professionals and organizations. In this paper, we review some current integration efforts, some new technologies useful in such integration efforts and some fundamental technical issues in implementing integrated systems.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Computer applications
Computer aided design
Integrated systems

Author Keywords:
Civil Engineering
Computer Operating Systems - Construction Industry--Computer Aided Engineering - Technology
Computer Integrated Engineering - Design/Construction Integration - System Implementation - Technical Issues