Information technology in structural design - a literature review and a call for practical deployment

Eslimy-Isfahany, S.H.R. and Azadnia, H.R. (2003) Information technology in structural design - a literature review and a call for practical deployment In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Civil Engineering, University of Technology, Iran, 2003.

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Abstract

Civil engineering informatics treats technologies, methodologies, models and processes for the application of information systems in civil engineering. The basic technology is provided by computer science and computer industry. It comprises operating systems for computers and networks, programming platforms, standard application tools, and standard communication tools. The methodologies, models and the processes as well as the advanced software technologies are to a large extent specific to civil engineering informatics. This paper starts with an overview on general applications of IT in civil engineering and follows with some more specific application in building industry such as: virtual buildings, CAD systems and collaborative design. IT proves to be beneficial for it has the potential to enhance project communication and eliminate sources of expensive errors and conflicts, resulting in efficiency and productivity. However, the building industry has been reluctant to adopt the technology. This paper seeks to stake out the reasons that hinder the adaptation of this technology in Iran and thereby suggests the methodology leading to a localized solution.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Collaborative planning; computer integrated fabrication; virtual buildings
Subjects:H000 Engineering > H200 Civil Engineering > H210 Structural Engineering
H000 Engineering > H200 Civil Engineering
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Ground water and structural engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology
ID Code:6017
Deposited By:editor environment
Deposited On:24 Sep 2009
Last Modified:02 Aug 2013 10:35

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