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Integrated design platform

Drogemuller, Robin, Egan, Stephen , & McDonald, Kevin (2009) Integrated design platform. In Newton, Peter, Hampson, Keith, & Drogemuller, Robin (Eds.) Technology, Design and Process Innovation in the Built Environment. Taylor & Francis, Oxon, Abingdon, pp. 132-153.

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Abstract

This chapter describes a suite of integrated design tools developed for the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation. This suite of software is indicative of the type of software platform that will be standard for the design firm of the future. It has been built around the concept of ‘interoperability’, where each separate computer program supports one type of activity. The intention is that the information produced in one program will then be available for other programs to access through a publicly available information exchange specification. The Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs) are the information exchange specification that was used throughout these projects. The IFCs were developed by the International Alliance for Interoperability, also known as BuildingSMART (IAI 2007). This software platform is the largest group of IFC-based software that has been developed by one group to date. While the individual pieces of software are of interest and will be briefly discussed, the lessons learned in developing the computer programs over the period 2001–08 are more significant.

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ID Code: 20927
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Architectural design, Computer integrated design, Multi factor decision making
ISBN: 9780415462884
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2009 10:07
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:52

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