1st Edition

Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow

Edited By Attila Dikbas, Esin Ergen, Heyecan Giritli Copyright 2010

    Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow presents new developments in:

    - Managing IT strategies

    - Model based management tools including building information modeling

    - Information and knowledge management

    - Communication and collaboration

    - Data acquisition and storage

    - Visualization and simulation

    - Architectural design and sustainability

    - Innovative approaches and best practices in international construction

    - Health and safety

    - Sustainability and competitiveness

    The book will appeal to academics, researchers, developers and end-users involved in construction management and IT in construction.

    Model based management tools
    A Unified Construction Project Management Arena  
    D. Ye & T. Froese

    Analyzing capacity of BIM tools to support data use across project lifecycle  
    J. Lucas, W. Thabet & D. Bowman

    A product/process model-based system to produce work instructions  
    C. Mourgues & M. Fischer

    An integrated 3D simulation framework for earthwork processes  
    Y. Ji, A. Borrmann, E. Rank, J. Wimmer & W.A. Günthner

    Technical challenges for Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions  
    R.W. Amor

    A declarative approach to cross-domain model analysis  
    U. Hartmann & P. von Both

    Lightweight capture of as-built construction information   
    E.W. East, N. Nisbet & J. Wix

    Teaching integrated scope-cost methods with model-based tools  
    F. Peterson, M. Fischer, T. Wingate, O. Seppänen, T. Tutti & R. See

    IFC support for model-based scheduling   
    M. Weise, T. Liebich, J. Tulke & P. Bonsma

    Extended model-based master scheduling for building projects using advanced line of balance  
    C.E. Firat, D. Arditi, J.P. Hämäläinen & J. Kiiras

    A pattern-based approach for facilitating schedule generation and cost analysis in bridge construction projects  
    I.C. Wu, A. Borrmann, E. Rank, U. Beißert & M. König
    Dynamic system architecture for energy efficient building operation: A case study of Kiptaş residential building  1
    H.U. Gökçe, K.U. Gökçe, D. Browne & K. Menzel
    Communication and collaboration

    Engineering communication - current view on past and future  
    R. Klinc, M. Dolenc & Ž. Turk

    The future scenario of creating a digital SME community in the Irish construction industry  
    A.V. Hore, R.P. West & A. Redmond

    Designing IT services for the construction industry: Lessons learnt for selection of validation techniques  
    A. Guerriero, L. Johannsen & S. Kubicki

    Semantic tags for collaboration in construction formalized within a social network framework   
    I.A. Mutis

    Data acquisition and storage

    A comparative study on the use of laser scanners for construction quality control and progress monitoring purposes  
    G. Atasoy, P. Tang & B. Akinci

    Improving highway asset management with RFID technology  
    J.M. de la Garza, N.J. Yates & C.A. Arrington

    Assessing the need for storing data on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags 
    E. Ergen & G. Guven

    Leveraging materials tracking technologies to improve industrial project performance  
    D. Grau, C.H. Caldas, C.T. Haas, P.M. Goodrum & J. Gong

    Information and knowledge management

    Ontology-based dynamic process support on the example of defect management  
    P. Katranuschkov, K. Rybenko & R.J. Scherer

    A web-based system for quality inspection and defect management of industrial building construction   
    N. Forcada, E. Margalida, A. Fuertes, M. Casals, M. Gangolells, X. Roca & M. Macarulla

    Analysing building performance data for energy-efficient building operation  
    A. Ahmed, J. Ploennigs, Y. Gao & K. Menzel

    Building product catalogues on the Semantic Web  
    J. Beetz & B. de Vries

    Specifications for a social and technical environment for improving design process communication  
    R.R. Senescu & J.R. Haymaker

    Assessing organizational semiotics for IT systems design: Improving information exchange processes across construction project stakeholders  
    W.H. Collinge, C.F. Harty, K. Liu & Y. Tang

    BPM-driven construction client requirements change management  
    A.K. Jallow, P. Demian, A.N. Baldwin & C.J. Anumba

    Foundation for development of computable rules
    E. Hjelseth
    Creating new ways of learning in architecture and building: MACE project  
    A. Fuertes, M. Casals, N. Forcada, M. Gangolells & X. Roca

    Interoperability challenges of an engineering software provider  
    T. Rácz & T. Olofsson

    A data-warehouse architecture supporting energy management of buildings  
    H.U. Gökçe, Y. Wang, K.U. Gökçe & K. Menzel

    Characterizing the non-value-added relocation of non-bulk components on storage yards
    D. Grau

    Classification of building element functions  
    K.A. Jørgensen

    Factors affecting the learning process of professionals in architectural design firms  
    G.B. Ozturk-Barlak, D. Arditi, H.M. Gunaydin, S. Kale & I. Yitmen

    Developing a forecasting model for the prediction of inflation rates for use in life cycle cost analysis  
    T. Çelik, Y. Baalousha & F. Ibisevic

    Identification of reusable information in construction firms  
    Z.L. Ma & N. Lu

    Architectural design

    User driven innovative building design   
    P. Christiansson, K.B. Sørensen, K.G. Steffensen & K. Svidt

    Configuration with architectural objects in industrialised house-building  
    F. Wikberg, A. Ekholm & P. Jensen

    A pattern based 3D modeling tool   
    D. Chitchian & S.I. Sariyildiz

    Redefinition of geometrical components to specify kinematically undetermined behaviour
    H. Hofmeyer & F. Gelbal

    Managing IT strategies

    Business-driven IT strategy in multi-business and multi-national companies  
    R. Myllymäki

    The drivers and barriers for the development and applications of project collaboration systems in the Chinese construction industry  
    Z. Ren, T.M. Hassan & F. Yang

    Influences on the adoption of BPM/BIM: An Australian perspective  
    G. Brewer, T. Gajendran & C. Beard

    Progression in IT adoption and stage of IT maturity in the construction sector of Singapore  
    B.H. Goh

    Cultural analysis for ICT integration: Case study analysis of a construction project  
    T. Gajendran & G. Brewer

    A theoretical and practical assessment of open source development and dissemination of construction IT solutions  
    T. Hartmann & N. Hartmann
    Factors supporting information and communication technologies on construction projects  
    D. Zuppa & R.R.A. Issa

    A case study on the strategic impact of information technology in the Turkish construction industry  
    P. Irlayici & E. Tas

    Exploring context-awareness in the construction logistics services delivery   
    B. Omar, S. Abu Hassan & T. Ballal

    A review of the artificial intelligence applications in construction dispute resolution  
    D. Ilter & A. Dikbas

    Business benefits framework of enterprise systems in construction: An exploratory factor analysis  
    O. Tatari & M.J. Skibniewski

    The impact of information technology in facilitating communication and collaboration in Libyan public organisations - a literature review
    S.A. Bezweek & C.O. Egbu

    Building information modeling

    Automated construction schedule creation using project information model
    A. Mrkela & D. Rebolj

    Check-mate: Automatic constraint checking of IFC models  
    R.A. Niemeijer, B. de Vries & J. Beetz

    Developing a multidisciplinary process view on IFC standardization  
    M. Laakso

    An assessment of building information modeling value and use  
    B. Becerik-Gerber & S. Rice

    Modelling of buildings and projects with utility assessment  
    Č. Jarský

    Maintenance scheduling based on the analysis of building performance data  
    H.U. Gökçe, P. Stack, K.U. Gökçe & K. Menzel

    Software architecture for mobile mixed reality and 4D BIM interaction  
    M. Hakkarainen, C. Woodward & K. Rainio

    Visualization and simulation

    ForBAU—The virtual construction site project  
    A. Borrmann, Y. Ji, I.-C. Wu, M. Obergrießer, E. Rank, C. Klaubert & W. Günthner

    Considering quality aspects for construction scheduling using constraint-based simulation  
    U. Beißert, M. König & H.-J. Bargstädt

    Using discrete-event simulation for process modeling: Case of work structuring of asphalt highway construction operations  
    G. Polat & Y. Buyuksaracoglu

    Development of hybrid simulation and genetic algorithms system for solving complex crew allocation problems  
    A. Al-Bazi, N. Dawood & Z. Khan
    Utilizing 4D technology in supply chain management  
    J. Porkka, J. Kojima, K. Rainio & K. Kähkönen

    Drawing architecture using manga techniques  
    Y. Qu & M.A. Schnabel

    An innovative approach for generation of Virtual Construction Model and a time location plan for road construction projects
    R.K. Shah, N. Dawood & J. Dean

    Agent-based modeling of user movements: A case study in a museum building  
    G. Çağdaş


    Implementation of semi-automated energy performance simulation: Building geometry  
    V. Bazjanac

    Enabling sustainability through SOA within the AEC/FM domain  
    A. Dikbas, P. Ercoskun & K. Ercoskun

    A concept for IT-supported carbon neutral renovation  
    H. Yin, M. Otreba, L. Allan & K. Menzel

    ICT for energy efficiency: The case for smart buildings
    J. Ye, T.M. Hassan, C.D. Carter & A. Zarli

    MC4T Managing Construction for Tomorrow

    Construction industry competitiveness

    Evaluation of Turkish construction market by analyzing international contracting services  
    E. Tas & P. Irlayici

    Improving quality to ensure competitiveness by a change management system  
    G.O. Alptekin

    A conceptual model to determine the role of suppliers in generalizing innovations in the construction industry  
    Y. Erbil & N. Akincitürk

    Innovative approaches to construction

    Causes of materials waste in the Palestinian construction industry  
    A. Enshassil, S. El-Moghany, P.E. Mayer & J. Zimmermann

    The contemporary methods of Waqf land development in Malaysia  
    S. Mokhtar & M. Ibrahim

    Predicting the significance of environmental issues in construction operations  
    G. Polat & Y. Tatar

    Public procurement of architectural and engineering services: Fee and quality  
    J. Sporrong, J. Bröchner & A. Kadefors

    BIM implementation for an architectural practice
    Y. Arayici, P. Coates, L. Koskela, M. Kagioglou, C. Usher & K. O’Reilly
    Vocational language needs of European construction companies  
    E. Oral, P.M. Rogerson-Revell, J.P. Pantouvakis, M. Bechter, M. Oral, A. Kiliç, G. Mistikoglu, E. Erdiş, O. Mistikoglu, S. Huskinson, V. Archou & A. Panas

    A review of utilization of soft computing methods in construction management  
    S.U. Dikmen, O. Ates, R. Akbiyikli & M. Sonmez

    A model of leadership in architectural offices for tomorrow  
    E. Kasapoğlu

    Integrated learning in a Virtual Construction Management Services Company (VCMSC)  
    W. Alsakini, J. Kiiras & P. Huovinen

    A framework for analyzing the impact of operational coefficients on excavation productivity  
    A. Panas & J.P. Pantouvakis

    Innovation value chain in construction  
    B. Ozorhon, C. Abbott & G. Aouad

    Exploring the issues for future of construction IT  
    B. Erdogan, C. Abbott & G. Aouad

    Best practices in international construction

    Implications of culture in dispute resolution in international construction joint ventures  
    P. Ates & H. Giritli

    Construction and development: Analyzing the construction sector in Turkey and EU countries  
    B. Ilhan & H. Yaman

    Recent trends in tall building design  
    A. Sev & A. Özgen

    An effective site organization structure for fast-track construction projects  
    S.U. Dikmen & R. Akbiyikli

    Convergence of construction costs in the single European market  
    C. Langston & R. Best

    Factors influencing rent arrears in public housing in Malaysia: A proposed research framework and methodology  
    N.A. Salleh, N. Yusof & A.G. Salleh

    Better informed decisions through evidence-based design  
    R. Codinhoto, S. Wu & M. Kagioglou

    Health and safety

    The dynamic model of the cyclical style of safety management
    T. Chinda

    An investigation of Turkish construction workers’ knowledge on health and safety practices  
    G. Arslan & S. Kivrak

    Construction accident in relation to safety factor in design - A proposed model  
    A. Che Ahmad, I. Bahari, M.F. Mohd Zain, A. Jaafar & O. Mat Piah

    Organisational structure of health and safety management system: A case study in Turkey  
    R. Akbiyikli, S.U. Dikmen, D. Eaton & S. Korkmaz
    Sustainable construction

    Comparative review of widely used building environmental assessment tools and suggestions for developing countries  
    A. Sev

    Creating a digital SME community in the Irish construction industry  
    A.V. Hore, R.P. West & A. Redmond

    Conflicting sustainable development drivers and client interventions: A case study of the elevate SME supply chain  
    W. Swan, R. Stewart & N. Naimuddin


    Attila Dikbas, Esin Ergen, Heyecan Giritli, all Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.