1st Edition

Construction Technology

Edited By

Paul Chinowsky

ISBN 9780415818254
Published January 30, 2014 by Routledge
2088 Pages 495 B/W Illustrations

USD $1,525.00

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Book Description

The evolution of the construction industry is closely linked with the introduction and evolution of information technologies. Today, collaboration, distributed document management, and instant communications are joining classic scheduling and estimating applications as the standard tools employed by construction professionals. However, the next generation of information technology applications is already having an impact; the emerging fields of visualization, Building Information Modeling and construction simulation are being applied to projects and demonstrating initial opportunities.

This reference set provides a comprehensive perspective on the role of information technologies in the construction industry. Beginning with the seminal works on computerizing scheduling operations, these volumes provide both a breadth of representations of construction technologies as well as depth of understanding in each area. They focus on: 1) traditional applications including scheduling, estimating, and operations simulation; 2) second generation applications including collaboration and document management applications; and 3) next generation technologies including 4-D simulation, virtual worlds, and safety modeling. Within each of these focal points, the volumes provide the reader with a cross-section of papers that introduce both the theory and the application of the technologies.

The collection is introduced by the Editor to provide the context of the industry as a basis for Construction Technology emergence and each volume has its own short introduction. These volumes present a comprehensive review of the role of technology in responding to the continuous changing environment of the construction industry.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Foundational Construction Technologies  Construction Technology: Where We are Now, Promises, and Potential.  Introduction  Part 1: PC Applications  Part 2: Scheduling  Part 3: Estimating  Part 4: Safety Analysis  Part 5: Web-based Collaboration  Volume 2: Simulation and Automation  Introduction  Part 6: Simulation  Part 7: Constructability  Part 8: Productivity Analysis and Innovations  Part 9: Robotics and Automation  Part 10: Risk Analysis  Volume 3: Visualization and Modeling  Introduction  Part 11: Design-Construction Integration  Part 12: Building Models  Part 13: nD Technologies  Part 14: Building Information Management  Volume 4: Intelligence, Knowledge and Networks  Introduction  Part 15: Knowledge-Based Systems and Artificial Intelligence  Part 16: Site Layout  Part 17: Knowledge Management  Part 18: Virtual Teams  Part 19: Project Network Analysis.  Index

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Paul S. Chinowsky is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently conducting research in the area of high performance organizations in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

He is editor of the Engineering Project Organization Journal.