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1st Edition

Integrating Information in Built Environments

ISBN 9781138706323
Published July 11, 2017 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

In an increasingly globalised built environment industry, achieving higher levels of integration across organisational and software boundaries can lead to improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. This book is the direct result of a collaborative global network of industry and academic researchers spread across nine countries as part of CIB’s (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) Task Group 90 (TG90) Information Integration in Construction (IICON).

The book provides a broad view of some of the opportunities and challenges brought by integrating information across organisational and system boundaries in the built environment industry. Chapters cover a large range of topics and are separated into three sections: resources, processes and added value. They provide a much-needed international perspective on a current global evolution in the industry and present leading original research and valuable lessons for researchers, industry practitioners, government clients and policy makers across the industry.

Key features include:

  • a broad range of topics that are not covered elsewhere in the literature;

  • contributions from a diverse group of industry research leaders from across the globe;

  • exemplar case studies providing real-world examples of where information integration has been a key factor for success or lack thereof has been at the root cause of failure;

  • an analysis of future priority areas for research and development investment as well as their strategic implications for public and private decision-makers;

  • the book will deliver innovation in best practice methodology for information sharing across disciplines and between the design, construction and asset management sectors.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Integrating information across built environment boundaries Adriana X. Sanchez, Keith D. Hampson and Geoffrey London

Part 1: Resources

Chapter 2. Integrating information for more productive social housing outcomes: An Australian perspective Judy A. Kraatz, Annie Matan and Peter Newman

Chapter 3. Resilient policies for wicked problems: Increasing resilience in a complex and uncertain world through information integration Adriana X Sanchez, Paul Osmond and Jeroen van der Heijden

Chapter 4. Internet of things for urban sustainability Fonbeyin H. Abanda and Joseph H. M. Tah

Chapter 5. Digital technologies improving safety in the construction industry Wen Yi, Peng Wu, Xiangyu Wang and Albert P.C. Chan

Chapter 6. Information integration and interoperability for BIM-based life-cycle assessment Ruben Santos and António Aguiar Costa


Part 2: Process

Chapter 7. A precinct information modelling: A new digital platform for integrated design, assessment and management of the built environment Peter Newton, Jim Plume, David Marchant, John Mitchell and Tuan Ngo

Chapter 8. Information integration for asset and maintenance management Sonia Lupica Spagnolo

Chapter 9. IT support for contractor monitoring of refurbishment projects Jan Bröchner and Ahmet A. Sezer

Chapter 10. Experience with the use of commissioning advisor in design: A Danish context Marianne Forman

Chapter 11. Turning energy data into actionable information: The case of energy performance contracting Frédéric Bougrain

Chapter 12. Stakeholder perspectives and information exchange in AEC projects Torill Meistad, Marit Støre-Valen, Vegard Knotten, Ali Hosseini, Ole Jonny Klakegg, Øystein Mejlænder-Larsen, Eilif Hjelset, Fredrik Svalestuen, Ola Lædre, Geir K. Hansen and Jardar Lohne

Part 3: Added Value

Chapter 13. The concept of value of buildings in use Marit Støre-Valen, Torill Meistad, Knut Boge, Margrethe Foss, Leif D. Houck and Jardar Lohne

Chapter 14. Information integration and public procurement: The role of monitoring, benchmarking and client leadership Adriana X. Sanchez, Jessica Brooks and Keith D. Hampson

Chapter 15. Four metaphors on knowledge and change in construction Kim Haugbølle

Chapter 16. Contrasting aspects of information integration Adriana X. Sanchez, Geoffrey London and Keith D. Hampson

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