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1st Edition

Constructing the Future
nD Modelling

ISBN 9781138971615
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
466 Pages

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Book Description

This essential book introduces the concept of nD modelling, which takes the theory of computer modelling of the built environment to n dimensions. nD modelling utilizes a decision support tool for systematic assessment and comparison between various design parameters such as cost, accessibility, maintainability, sustainability, crime, energy, whole life costing, acoustics and scheduling among others.

Constructing the Future is a comprehensive book which provides a global perspective on the concept of nD modelling and examines its impact on construction, from development to application. The text offers a critique of competing views that seek to justify (or ignore) the role of nD modelling in the future of construction as well as describing developments in this area which are already happening worldwide.

Presenting a thorough critique of competing views as well as providing guidance on best practice, Constructing the Future is a bold, well-grounded and illustrated title introducing construction management professionals and researchers to this exciting new development in the quest for a single building and product model.

Table of Contents

Part 1: nD Modelling: The Concept  1. nD Modelling: The Background  2. Engineering Design  3. Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Conceptualizing, Developing, Introducing and Using nD BIMs  Part 2: nD Modelling: The Scope  4. Planning and Scheduling Practices in the UK  5. Construction Scheduling: A Latin American Perspective  6. nD in Risk Management  7. Construction Safety  8. Automated Code Checking and Accessibility  9. Acoustics in the Built Environment  10. nD Modelling to Facilitate Crime Reduction 'Thinking' within the Project Briefing Process  Part 3: nD Modelling: The Application  11. Data Classification  12. Management of Requirements Information in the nD Model  13. Information Management  in nD  14. Data Visualization  15. Legal Issues of nD Modelling  16. Interactive Experimenting of nD Models for Decision Making  17. Technology Transfer  18. The Role of Higher Education in nD Modelling  19. Designing Fit-for-Purpose Schools: The nD Game  Part 4: nD Modelling: The Future  20. nD Modelling: Where Next?  21. An Ontology to Integrate Building and Urban n-Dimensional Data  22. Modelling Cities  23. nD in 2D.  Concluding Remarks

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Professor Ghassan Aouad is Head, and Dr Angela Lee & Dr Song Wu are Research Fellows, in the School of Construction & Property Management at the University of Salford, UK