Summary: The Construction Information Gateway
Stephen R Lockley, Construction Informatics, Newcastle University
Robert Amor, Building Research Establishment
Affiliations: Keith Montague, Construction Industry Research and Information Association
Marshall Crawford, RIBA Companies Ltd.
Graham James, Thomas Telford Ltd.
A recent U.K. study set out the objectives for an Industry Knowledge Base, which
would create and exploit information and knowledge to improve the efficiency and
competitiveness of the whole U.K. construction industry by:
improving the quality and efficiency of buildings and building projects by sharing standards and
improving the efficiency of the construction market by improving communications
reducing the cost and quality of building design by sharing design knowledge
providing relevant, value added network services to support communications on construction
providing news and information that will enable the construction industry to compete more
A Construction Information Gateway (CIG) is a way of providing on-line access,
using internet and World Wide Web technology, to the industry's knowledge base.
The development of an industry specific gateway would give users easy access to a