Cooperation and product modelling systems
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference of Product and Process Modelling in the Building and Construction Industry / [ed] Attila Dikbas; Raimar Scherer, Balkema Publishers, A.A. / Taylor & Francis The Netherlands , 2004, 423-430 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper deals with the introduction of product modelling in today's building process. The main potentials of these systems are facilitating open communication, configuration management, reuse of information, virtual prototyping in 4D and allowing numerous analyses on e.g. life cycle, energy use and accurate estimates of project costs. The modelling systems have prerequisites for application that are not fulfilled by the construction industry. Therefore, the potential benefits cannot be derived at the moment. Most unfulfilled prerequisites are related to the way of cooperation. New building process organisation types, like partnering, offer a better way to approach a project and a good basis to use the systems. The development of these organisation types should be integrated in the application of models because the systems could be a good tool, and maybe even an enabler. Legal issues are no roadblock for application, but need attention. The current contracts are sufficient, but need an add-on for procedures in the use of ICT. A third party should keep an encrypted logfile to ensure tracebility of changes. Model errors in exchange files can occur and cause problems. Producers of data should be responsible for the produced data and check its consistency. Middleware is needed to exchange only core model information and to allow company based ICT systems that connect through a shared modelling system. The main strength of the application is configuration management and a database with information to improve communication. The main weakness is the lack of clear, measurable benefits and costs Key Performance Indexes (KPI's). The main opportunities are current developments in partnering, which make the application of systems better possible. Main threats are the fragmentised view in the sector, both in phases, in a project and of projects by a company and the lack of good cooperation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Balkema Publishers, A.A. / Taylor & Francis The Netherlands , 2004. 423-430 p.
Research subject Construction Engineering and Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39234Local ID: de1116b0-61e1-11dc-ac97-000ea68e967bISBN: 0-415-35938-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-39234DiVA: diva2:1012744
European Conference of Product and Process Modelling in the Building and Construction Industry : 08/09/2004 - 10/09/2004
Godkänd; 2004; 20070913 (ysko)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved