Three methods for exchanging status information of building elements

Seppo Törmä, Jere Backman, Markku Kiviniemi, J. Aro, J. Nissilä

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    In building projects status information of prefabricated building elements is usually exchanged through phone calls, emails, or infrequent batch updates. The potential benefits of uniform, correct, and timely status information are lost. We study the opportunities that current ICT provides for status information exchange and their match with the requirements and constraints of building projects: loose coupling, automatic configuration, and low adoption threshold. Three exchange methods based on modern ICT solutions are studied: Cloud folder, ERP/ESB and Distributed Publish/Subscribe. The methods are explained and their properties are compared. The impact of BIM, complex information flows, linking of identifiers, push interaction are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2014
    EditorsArdeshir Mahdavi, Bob Martens, Raimar Scherer
    PublisherCRC Press
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-22681-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02710-7, 978-1-315-73695-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2014 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 17 Sept 201419 Sept 2014
    Conference number: 10


    Conference10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2014
    Abbreviated titleECPPM 2014


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