In an increasingly globalised built environment industry, achieving higher levels of integration across organisational and software boundaries can lead to improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. This book is the direct result of a collaborative global network of industry and academic researchers spread across nine countries as part of CIB’s (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) Task Group 90 (TG90) Information Integration in Construction (IICON).

The book provides a broad view of some of the opportunities and challenges brought by integrating information across organisational and system boundaries in the built environment industry. Chapters cover a large range of topics and are separated into three sections: resources, processes and added value. They provide a much-needed international perspective on a current global evolution in the industry and present leading original research and valuable lessons for researchers, industry practitioners, government clients and policy makers across the industry.

Key features include:

  • a broad range of topics that are not covered elsewhere in the literature;
  • contributions from a diverse group of industry research leaders from across the globe;
  • exemplar case studies providing real-world examples of where information integration has been a key factor for success or lack thereof has been at the root cause of failure;
  • an analysis of future priority areas for research and development investment as well as their strategic implications for public and private decision-makers;
  • the book will deliver innovation in best practice methodology for information sharing across disciplines and between the design, construction and asset management sectors.

chapter 1|10 pages

Integrating information across built environment boundaries

ByAdriana X. Sanchez, Keith D. Hampson, Geoffrey London

part 1|98 pages


chapter 2|22 pages

Integrating information for more productive social housing outcomes

An Australian perspective
ByJudy A. Kraatz, Annie Matan, Peter Newman

chapter 3|17 pages

Resilient policies for wicked problems

Increasing resilience in a complex and uncertain world through information integration
ByAdriana X. Sanchez, Paul Osmond, Jeroen van der Heijden

chapter 4|18 pages

Internet of Things for urban sustainability

ByFonbeyin H. Abanda, Joseph H. M. Tah

chapter 5|21 pages

Digital technologies improving safety in the construction industry

ByWen Yi, Peng Wu, Xiangyu Wang, Albert P. C. Chan

chapter 6|18 pages

Information integration and interoperability for BIM-based life-cycle assessment

ByRuben Santos, António Aguiar Costa

part 2|102 pages


chapter 7|22 pages

Precinct Information Modelling

A new digital platform for integrated design, assessment and management of the built environment
ByPeter Newton, Jim Plume, David Marchant, John Mitchell, Tuan Ngo

chapter 8|17 pages

Information integration for asset and maintenance management

BySonia Lupica Spagnolo

chapter 9|10 pages

IT support for contractor monitoring of refurbishment projects

ByJan Bröchner, Ahmet A. Sezer

chapter 10|18 pages

Experience with the use of commissioning advisers in design

A Danish context
ByMarianne Forman

chapter 11|16 pages

Turning energy data into actionable information

The case of energy performance contracting
ByFrédéric Bougrain

chapter 12|17 pages

Stakeholder perspectives and information exchange in AEC projects

ByTorill Meistad, Marit Støre-Valen, Vegard Knotten, Ali Hosseini, Ole Jonny Klakegg, Øystein Mejlænder-Larsen, Eilif Hjelseth, Fredrik Svalestuen, Ola Lædre, Geir K. Hansen, Jardar Lohne

part 3|63 pages

Added Value

chapter 13|18 pages

The concept of value of buildings in use

ByMarit Støre-Valen, Torill Meistad, Knut Boge, Margrethe Foss, Leif D Houck, Jardar Lohne

chapter 14|14 pages

Information integration and public procurement

The role of monitoring, benchmarking and client leadership
ByAdriana X. Sanchez, Jessica Brooks, Keith D. Hampson

chapter 15|20 pages

Four metaphors on knowledge and change in construction

ByHaugbølle Kim

chapter 16|9 pages

Contrasting aspects of information integration

ByAdriana X. Sanchez, Geoffrey London, Keith D. Hampson