1st Edition

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Proceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2010, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 14-16 September 2010

Edited By Karsten Menzel, Raimar Scherer Copyright 2010

    Since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling has provided a discussion platform for research and development in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management sectors.

    eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2010 provides strategic knowledge on the achievements and trends in research, development, standardisation and industrial implementation of product and process information technology. The book contains contributions from leading experts, bringing together expertise, knowledge, and ongoing research and visions for the evolution of the expanding world of ICT-based applications that address information, process and project management in the dynamic construction sector. Also included are recent research programmes and the latest results from FP7, E2B, EG-ICE, ERABUILD, the European Construction Technology Platform, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Sustainable Energy Ireland and other funding agencies. The book is divided into three main themes:
    • Complex Engineering Systems
    • Processes and Construction Management
    • Energy-Efficiency

    eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2010 will be of interest to academics and professionals working in Architecture, Engineering and Construction.


    Improving formalizing expert knowledge in construction: From ontology-based modelling to creating sustainable services 
    A. Yurchyshyna & M. Léonard

    A concept of automated building based on BIM, nano- and biotechnology 
    D. Rebolj

    Novel construction processes using Additive Layer Manufacturing 
    F. Fouchal, T.M. Hassan & D.L. Loveday

    Advanced computing in engineering

    Developing a Knowledge Map for underground construction research projects 
    N. Forcada, A. Fuertes, M. Casals, M. Gangolells & X. Roca

    A BIM-based framework for forecasting and visualizing seismic damage, cost and time to repair 
    S.E. Christodoulou, D. Vamvatsikos & C. Georgiou

    Web based computing environment for prediction of approximate seismic response parameters of structures 
    R. Klinc, I. Peruš, M. Dolšek & M. Dolenc

    Generation of 2-D displacement fields from experimental data using interactive image processing 
    C. Murphy, D. Kelliher & J. Davenport

    Building information modelling

    BIM based manufacturing cost estimation of building products 
    M. Heinisuo, M. Laasonen & J. Haapio

    Towards spatial reasoning on building information models 
    A. Borrmann & J. Beetz

    4D modelling of large industrial projects using spatio-temporal decomposition 
    V.A. Semenov, K.A. Kazakov, S.V. Morozov, O.A. Tarlapan, V.A. Zolotov & T. Dengenis

    Developing a BIM-oriented data model to enable sustainable construction in practice 
    M.M. Matar, M.E. Georgy & A.M. Abou-Zeid

    An approach to semantic modelling of activities in construction 
    G. Bravo-Aranda, A. Fernandez-de-la-Puente, F. Hernández-Rodríguez & A. Martín-Navarro
    Concept of an information framework for management, simulation and decision making in construction projects
    R.J. Scherer, S.-E. Schapke & P. Katranuschkov

    ICT-supported end user participation in creative and innovative building design
    P. Christiansson, U. Dybro, K. Svidt & K.B. Pedersen

    Compatibility between FIDE data model and ISO 10303-236
    S. Garrido & S. Muñoz

    A framework for multi-model collaboration and visualisation
    S. Fuchs, P. Katranuschkov & R.J. Scherer

    Assessing commercial BIM software for dynamic building models
    P.H. Fuller & J.J. Connor

    Use of standards for filling the gaps towards integrated BIM based ways of working—the InPro example
    B. Fies, P. Benning, C. Dumoulin & P. Houbaux

    Collaboration and process modelling

    An open workflow-oriented distributed computing system 
    V. Stankovski

    Development of a Cloud solution for SMEs in the Irish construction industry
    A.V. Hore, A. Redmond & R.P. West

    Towards ontology-based business process management in construction
    K. Rybenko, P. Katranuschkov & R.J. Scherer

    Transformation of Business Process Models into Petri Nets for building process simulation
    R.J. Scherer & F. Kog

    Application of process modelling for industrialised bottom-up production system

    in the BIM-integrated BC industry: Prototype of parking garage projects in The Netherlands
    J.H. Park, S. van Nederveen, R. Beheshti, A. Adriaanse & M. de Jonge

    About the mapping problem of process to simulation models
    U. Wagner, A. Ismail, F. Kog & R.J. Scherer

    Service innovation process for the construction industry: Case study of research results transferred to the sector
    A. Guerriero & S. Kubicki

    Computer aided education and training

    “e-Learning of techniques in Cultural Heritage interventions” 
    V. Vidal-Lilly, M. Ramirez, N. Alvarez, R. Palenzuela, J. Burgos, A. Hurtado & J. Finat

    Master programme in IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction—Lessons learned
    K. Menzel & L. Allan

    Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE)

    Outline of a schema for network-based space layouts
    G. Suter

    Visual design with the use of graph-based data structure
    E.J. Grabska

    Low carbon ontology development using information retrieval techniques
    H.J. Li, Y. Rezgui, J.C. Miles & I. Wilson
    Process-mediated planning in A/E/C through structured dialogues 
    G. Augenbroe & H. Verheij

    Information requirements of a generalized framework for jobsite decision making: Elicitation through scenario development
    X. Luo, F. Leite & W.J. O’Brien

    Exploring the influence of media richness on engineering task performance and user perceptions
    T. Hartmann

    Hardware-Software platforms for facilities and energy management

    Development of miniaturized wireless sensor nodes suitable for building energy management and modelling
    B. O’Flynn, E. Jafer, R. Spinar, M. Keane, A. Costa, D. Pesch & C. O’Mathuna

    Towards a process warehouse based energy building information model
    A. Ahmed, L. Allan, B. Cahill & K. Menzel

    Maintenance middleware for provision of building performance data
    P. Stack, K. Menzel, M. Boubekeur, W. Song, M. Burillo, R. Spinar & E. Jafer

    Information technology for optimised building operation

    A platform for the Optimisation of Building Operation
    K. Menzel, E. Freuder, K.N. Brown, G. Provan, D. Pesch, M. Keane & C. O’Mathuna

    From performance specification to performance monitoring
    E. Tumwesigye & K. Menzel

    A new perspective in supervising building performance
    A. Ahmed, B. Cahill & K. Menzel

    A Framework Architecture for Optimised Building Operation
    K. Menzel & B. Cahill

    Interactive refinement of distributed Control/WSAN design for optimal building operation systems
    A. Mady, M. Boubekeur & G. Provan

    A constraint-based intelligent controller for lighting systems 
    C. Ryan, K.N. Brown, A. Mady, M. Boubekeur & G. Provan

    Comparison of diagnostics granularity for lighting control systems
    M. Behrens, G. Provan & M. Boubekeur

    Building maintenance scheduling using cost-based reasoning and constraint programming techniques
    A.M. Badr & K.N. Brown

    Methodology for maintenance management utilising performance data
    E. Tobin, H. Yin & D. Browne

    Information technology for energy-efficiency

    IntUBE energy information integration platform 
    H.M. Böhms, W. Plokker, B. Charvier, L. Madrazo & A. Sicilia

    ICT enabled business models for innovative energy management 
    D. Browne & K. Menzel

    A functional approach to energy efficiency in museums
    M. Abia, D. González-Lasala, A. Hurtado & J. Finat

    Best Practices in ICT enabling energy-efficiency in the built environment
    P. Maréchal, M. Bourdeau & A. Zarli

    Process modelling of industrialized thermal renovation of apartment buildings
    M. Falcon & F. Fontanili

    Optimisation and simulation

    Using Ant Colony Optimisation for infrastructure maintenance Scheduling
    K. Lukas, A. Borrmann & E. Rank

    Periodic operation of reverse osmosis desalination units
    M.Q. Al-haj Ali

    Logistic cargo loading optimisation
    F. Hofmann, M. Bode & V. Berkhahn

    Graph-based approaches for simulating pedestrian dynamics in building models
    M. Höcker, V. Berkhahn, A. Kneidl, A. Borrmann & W. Klein

    Black box vertical applications—useable numerical simulation tools for engineering analysis 
    J.C. Robinson

    Application of fuzzy analysis in simulation of construction processes 
    U. Schirwitz, U. Reuter & R.J. Scherer

    Semantic Web and GIS

    Extending functionalities of Management Systems to CityGML
    F.J. Delgado, R. Martínez, A. Hurtado & J. Finat

    Towards a semantic-based approach for the creation of technical regulatory documents in building industry
    K.R. Bouzidi, B. Fies, M. Bourdeau, C. Faron-Zucker & N. Le Than


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