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INTEGRATING CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION: AN OLD CHALLENGE MADE NEW
 

Summary: INTEGRATING CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION:
AN OLD CHALLENGE MADE NEW
R. Amor
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
ABSTRACT: Integrating construction information for a project is one of the major issues
faced in IT supported projects. The change in representations and transport formats from
paper to electronic provides a chance to improve upon current methods. Many tools,
techniques, and processes are posited to manage this problem, though how comprehensive a
solution they provide is not always clear. This paper enumerates the issues around different
facets of the information integration problem to help provide an understanding of the scope
of issues to be tackled.
KEYWORDS: Integration, Information management, Integrated systems
1. INTRODUCTION
Integration is a fundamental process underlying almost all aspects of construction IT. It is
only through integration, of varying degrees, that it is possible to support many of the
processes involved in a modern, IT-based, construction project. A well structured integration
framework supports and enhances all forms of communication and collaboration on a project;
it provides the basis from which up-to-date information across all partners in a virtual team
can be accessed and visualised; and it provides the basis upon which more complex analysis,
and intelligent systems, can be developed.

  

Source: Amor, Robert - Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences