Most construction projects are large and costly. Collaborative working involves two or more stakeholders sharing their efforts and resources to complete the project more effectively and efficiently.
Collaborative, integrative and multi-disciplinary teams can tackle the complex issues involved in creating a viable built environment. This tends to be looked at from three interrelated perspectives: the technological, organizational, and social; and of these the key issue is to improve productivity and enable innovation through the empowerment and motivation of people.
This book provides insights for researchers and practitioners in the building and construction industry as well as graduate students, written by an international group of leading scholars and professionals into the potential use, development and limitations of current collaborative technologies and practices. Material is grouped into the themes of advanced technologies for collaborative working, virtual prototyping in design and construction, building information modelling, managing the collaborative processes, and human issues in collaborative working.
Collaborative Human Futures: An Overview Geoffrey Shen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 1 - Key Issues in Collaborative Working 1. Collaboration: a Technical or Human Interface Problem? Peter Brandon, University of Salford 2. Potential obstacles to use BIM in architectural design Arto Kiviniemi, VTT, Finland 3. Collaboration using BIM: Results of CRC for Construction Innovation projects Robin Drogemuller, Queensland University of Technology 2 - Advanced Technologies for Collaborative Working 4. Planning, Managing and Control of Collaborative Design Andrew Baldwin and Simon Austin, Loughborough University 5. Combining 3D models with simulations to meet the building design and urban planning challenges of the 21st century Souheil Soubra, CSTB, France 6. Digital Design Rivka Oxman, University of Salford 3 - Virtual Prototyping in Design and Construction 7. Towards A Multi-Agent Approach for Knowledge-Based Virtual Construction E.A. Obonyo, University of Florida and C.J. Anumba, Pennsylvania State University 8. Swire Properties’ One Island East Tower: a significant BIM success story Martin Riese, Gehry Technologies 9. Construction virtual prototyping: bridging design and construction processes Heng Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 4 - Building Information Modelling 10. Improving Information Delivery Jeffrey Wix, Architectural Consultants 11. Applying process rigor to the use of BIM in building design teams - A review of three technologies Godfried Augenbroe, Georgia Institute of Technology 12. Building information modelling in material take-off in a Hong Kong project Andy Wong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 5 - Managing the Collaborative Processes 13. A data centric process orientated model for effective collaborative working Matthew Bacon, Integrated FM 14. Creative collaboration and distributed cognition in design Tuba Kocaturk, University of Salford 15. Current process management research at CIFE for life cycle integration Martin Fischer, Stanford University, USA 6 - Human Issues in Collaborative Working 16. The use of 3D-computer visualisation methods in value management briefing and design studies Steve Male, University of Leeds 17. Accelerating collaboration Mohan Kumaraswamy, University of Hong Kong 18. The Construction Game Ghassan Aouad, Song Wu, and Angela Lee, University of Salford 19. A group support system for collaborative working in a workshop environment Geoffrey Shen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 20. Directions for Future Research Peter Brandon