American Society of Civil Engineers

Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World

by Hubo Cai, Ph.D., P.E., (editor), (Purdue University), Amr Kandil, Ph.D., P.E., (editor), (Purdue University), Makarand Hastak, Ph.D., P.E., (editor), (Purdue University), and Phillip S. Dunston, P.E., (editor), (Purdue University)
Construction Institute (CI)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-1232-9 (CD-Rom)/(DVD), 2012, i,2529 pp., (doi:     (Barcode: DQA 1502631)

Conference information: Construction Research Congress 2012; May 21-23, 2012, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

ASCE sponsor: Construction Institute (CI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings - CD-ROM
Abstract: Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World, held in West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012. Sponsored by the Construction Institute of ASCE. Hosted by the Division of Construction Engineering and Management of Purdue University.
This collection contains 253 peer-reviewed papers spanning 14 research areas in construction engineering and management, examining the ways that economics, politics, and the environment are challenging the construction industry. Papers address and analyze research findings, technological advances, emerging trends, and functional characteristics that are shaping the future of the architecture/engineering/construction industry.
Topics include: contracting and legal issues; construction means and methods; construction planning, control, and risk management; knowledge management and information technology; data sensing and analysis; construction simulation, visualization, and product modeling; organizational and labor issues; quantitative methods; environmentally sustainable design and construction; construction education; disaster management and response; infrastructure management; global construction issues; and Construction Industry Institute research.
Papers from four workshops focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM); Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); temporary structures; and water asset management and trenchless technology.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction management
Risk management
Sustainable development
Information management
Legal factors
Construction methods