Taylor & Francis
Computer-Integrated Building Design is an accessible guide to the principles and applications of computer-integrated systems as applied to construction management. It describes current research, development and application of CAD related tools and techniques to the building design process and demonstrates the methods necessary to achieve knowledge-sharing in building design.
"If you are in the construction industry and looking ahead then this book is aimed at you. It offers a view of what might be available and what we have to do to get there." - PC
'This book helps to show the way forward.' - The Structural Engineer
Introduction and research background. An integrated conceptual model for buidling projects. Building project procurement and management. Architectural engineering and construction design. Computer-integrated design and manufacture in another industry. CAD-related and other systems in architecture and building. Computer-integrated construction - techniques and tools. A simulated integrated project - using computer tools and techniques. Conclusions for practice. Appendices. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index.