This paper presents a case study of integrated data exchange between the different participants in a building project the main contractor and the companies representing the different design disciplines (architectural design, structural engineering and HVAC & E engineering). The focus is on the needs of the main contractor in "Design and Construct" type of projects, especially in the early cost estimation and tenderin, stages of a building project. The system is utilised in real-life building projects. The paper deals with three main aspects in the data communication context: (1) the logical contents and structure of the building information; (2) the representation of the building information in a data exchange format: and (3) network connections and procedures.
|Title of host publication||Information Representation and Delivery in Civil and Structural Engineering Design|
|Editors||B. Kumar, A. Retik|
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||International Conference on Information Technology in Civil & Structural Engineering Design: Taking Stock and Future Directions ITCSED '96 - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Aug 1996 → 16 Aug 1996
|Conference||International Conference on Information Technology in Civil & Structural Engineering Design|
|Period||14/08/96 → 16/08/96|
Hannus, M., Laitinen, J., & Seren, K-J. (1996). Integrating design and planning in building projects: System architecture, implementation and experiences. In B. Kumar, & A. Retik (Eds.), Information Representation and Delivery in Civil and Structural Engineering Design (pp. 117-125). Civil-Comp Press.