Constructing the Future
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Constructing the Future by Ghassan Aouad
Book DescriptionThis essential book introduces the concept of nD modelling, which takes the theory of computer modelling of the built environment to n dimensions. nD modelling utilizes a decision support tool for systematic assessment and comparison between various design parameters such as cost, accessibility, maintainability, sustainability, crime, energy, whole life costing, acoustics and scheduling among others. Constructing the Future is a comprehensive book which provides a global perspective on the concept of nD modelling and examines its impact on construction, from development to application. The text offers a critique of competing views that seek to justify (or ignore) the role of nD modelling in the future of construction as well as describing developments in this area which are already happening worldwide. Presenting a thorough critique of competing views as well as providing guidance on best practice, Constructing the Future is a bold, well-grounded and illustrated title introducing construction management professionals and researchers to this exciting new development in the quest for a single building and product model.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415391719
(234mm x 156mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ghassan Aouad
Computer Aided Design Guide for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Hardback (November 2011)
Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction, Hardback (January 2010)
As efficient communication, collaboration, data exchange and sharing become increasingly important to the success of construction and manufacturing worldwide, the implementation of Computer Integrated Engineering (CIE) will be in demand and the requirements engineering for the development of these systems are critical.
Process Management in Design and Construction, Hardback (October 2004)» View all books by Ghassan Aouad
aeo examines design and construction from a holistic process management viewpoint aeo shows how integrated multi--functional teams can be set up and managed aeo explains business drivers for adopting a process--based approach aeo illustrates modelling techniques which provide the basis for mapping of processes.
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Author Biography - Ghassan Aouad
Professor Ghassan Aouad is Head, and Dr Angela Lee & Dr Song Wu are Research Fellows, in the School of Construction & Property Management at the University of Salford, UK
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