The construction industry is an information-intensive sector and low levels of productivity are often blamed on inadequate integration of information. This book shows how the different types and sources of information can be integrated to benefit individual construction projects, construction companies and in the construction industry at world-wide level.

part |2 pages

PART ONE What is Integration and Why is it Important?

chapter 1|14 pages

The purpose and definition of integration

ByMartin Betts, Martin A. Fischer, Lauri Koskela

chapter 2|18 pages

Managerial issues affecting integration

ByMartin Fischer, James Breuer

chapter 3|16 pages

The role of data transfer

ByAntony Thorpe

chapter 4|17 pages

Integrating different views of integration

ByStephen Vincent

chapter 5|28 pages

An integrating interface to data

ByJames Powell, Paul Newland

part |2 pages

PART TWO The history of construction integration

part |1 pages

PART THREE Product modelling

chapter 10|15 pages

Product models and beyond

ByAlastair Watson

chapter 11|21 pages

Integration of design and construction knowledge

ByCharles M. Eastman

chapter 13|17 pages

Software environments for integrated construction

ByPatrice Poyet, Anne-Marie Dubois

part |2 pages

PART FOUR Process and information modelling

chapter 14|17 pages

A building server for a construction industry client

ByStephen Lockley

chapter 15|11 pages

Integrating points of view through information modelling

ByGraham S. Cooper, Peter Brandon

chapter 16|17 pages

A process support environment for design management

ByDavid G. Platt, David I. Blockley

chapter 17|11 pages

From modelling to applications

part |2 pages

PART FIVE Applications of integration

chapter 18|25 pages

Information management of construction projects

ByBrian Atkin

chapter 19|10 pages

Multi-agent collaboration in integrated information systems

ByRivka Oxman

chapter 20|17 pages

Integrated document management

ByBo-Christer Björk, Pekka Huovila, Sven Hult

chapter 21|12 pages

Environmental design of buildings

ByKevin J. Lomas, Stewart Thornton, Rowan Shulver

chapter 22|23 pages

Project historical information system

ByK. C. Choi, C. W. Ibbs