Prototype Applications of Integrated Data Models in Construction

by M. Betts, Univ of Salford, United Kingdom,
P. Brandon, Univ of Salford, United Kingdom,
T. Child, Univ of Salford, United Kingdom,
G. Cooper, Univ of Salford, United Kingdom,
J. Kirkham, Univ of Salford, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


Problems in computer integrated construction arises not only from a lack of technically proficient models of data integration but also its lack of experience and understanding of how such data models can be implemented. A series of CIC projects undertaken by the Information Systems group at the University of Salford addresses this issue by applying and exploring fundamental technologies. The ICON takes its name from the concept of integrated information for construction. The work on the project has produced object oriented data models whose technical derivation and nature are documented and studied. Models adhere to the principle of the need for multiple information needs of multiple construction project participants best met by a single data model.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Computer models | Information systems | Information management | Colleges and universities | Computer aided design | Structural systems | Databases

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