A Conceptual Framework for Representing Project Model Interfaces

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2003

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Staub-French, S.
Froese, Thomas M.

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5e Conférence spécialisée sur le génie de la construction de la Société canadienne de génie civil / 5th Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

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Much of the current research and development in the area of information technology for architecture, engineering and construction is in the area of model-based tools and interoperability (also known as building information models, virtual design and construction, and Industry Foundation Classes). Within this broad area, practical solutions are beginning to emerge, yet many pragmatic problems remain in applying these technologies to the realities of building design and construction projects. This paper adopts the view that, at their core, model-based technologies provide the right solution for the next generation of construction information technology, but that much work is required to adapt these core technologies to many aspects of the practical environment found in construction projects. That is, the interfaces must be further developed between core model-based technologies and the design-construction environment. More specifically, this paper discusses the following types of interfaces: 1) interfaces between the models and model users (including individual and group model creators and consumers); 2) interfaces between the different discipline-specific models; 3) interfaces between the models and the actual construction site (including both data collection into the model and uses of the model for field applications); and 4) interfaces between the models and the project management process.

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Staub-French, S. & Froese, T. (2003). A Conceptual Framework for Representing Project Model Interfaces. Paper presented at 5e Conférence spécialisée sur le génie de la construction de la Société canadienne de génie civil / 5th Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Moncton, NB. https://csce.ca/en/publications/past-conferences/