1st Edition

Constructing the Future nD Modelling

Edited By Ghassan Aouad, Angela Lee, Song Wu Copyright 2007
    466 Pages
    by Routledge

    438 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Part 1: nD Modelling: The Concept  1. nD Modelling: The Background Angela Lee, Song Wu,  Ghassan Aouad  2. Engineering Design Walid Tizani  3. Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Conceptualising, Developing, Introducing and Using nD BIMs Jarmo Laitinen  Part 2: nD Modelling: The Scope  4. Planning and Scheduling Practices in the UK Nashwan Dawood  5. Construction Scheduling: A Latin American Perspective Leonardo Rischmoller  6. nD in Risk Management Rick Coble  7. Construction Safety Khalid Naji  8. Automated Code Checking and Accessibility Robin Drogemuller, Lan Ding  9. Acoustics in the Built Environment Yiu Wai Lam  10. nD Modelling to Facilitate Crime Reduction 'Thinking' within the Project Briefing Process David Hands, Rachel Cooper  Part 3: nD Modelling: The Application  11. Data Classification Jeff Wix  12. Management of Requirements Information in the nD Model Matthew Bacon  13. Information Management  in nD Thomas Froese  14. Data Visualisation Jan Karlshøj  15. Legal Issues of nD Modelling Tarek Hassan, Zhaomin Ren  16. Interactive Experimenting of nD Models for Decision Making Kalle Kähkönen, Jukka Rönkkö  17. Technology Transfer Martin Sexton  18. The Role of Higher Education in nD Modelling Margaret Horne  19. Designing Fit-for-Purpose Schools: The nD Game Ghassan Aouad, Angela Lee, Song Wu, Jun Lee, Wafaa Nadim, Joseph Tah, Rachel Cooper  Part 4: nD Modelling: The Future  20. nD Modelling: Where next? Angela Lee, Song Wu, Ghassan Aouad  21. An Ontology to Integrate Building and Urban n-Dimensional Data  Andy Hamilton, Hongxia Wang, Joe Tah, Ali Tanyer, Steve Curwell, Amanda Marshall-Ponting  22. Modelling Cities Andreas Kohlhaas, John Mitchell  23. nD in 2D Dennis Fukai  Concluding remarks


    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