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Virtual Futures for Design, Construction and Procurement

Virtual Futures for Design, Construction and Procurement

Peter S. Brandon (Editor), Tuba Kocatürk (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30235-6

Jan 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

344 pages

$136.99

Description

This book brings together some of the best practitioners and thinkers from around the world to discuss the likely future of information and communication technologies for the construction industry.

It addresses a range of innovative developments, state of the art applications, research work and theoretical arguments with regard to the use of virtual technologies in design, construction and procurement. From a future oriented perspective, the book presents what can be expected from the next generation of these technologies.

Note on editors page vii

List of contributors viii

Note on Think Lab xii

Acknowledgements xiii

Foreword – Virtual worlds, virtual prototypes, and design xiv
William J. Mitchell

Introduction – Virtually there. . . ? xxi
Peter Brandon

PART 1 DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES 1

1 Emerging paradigms and models in digital design – Performance-based architectural design 3
Rivka Oxman

2 Algorithmic design optimization 21
Manfred Grohmann and Oliver Tessmann

3 VR or PR: Virtual or physical reality? 35
Anthony Thorpe, Richard A. Buswell, Rupert C. Soar and Alistair G. F. Gibb

4 Digital affordances: Emerging knowledge and cognition in design 47
Tuba Kocatürk

PART 2 CHALLENGES FOR IMPLEMENTATION: FROM VIRTUAL THROUGH TO CONSTRUCTION 57

5 One Island East, Hong Kong: A case study in construction virtual prototyping 59
Martin Riese

6 The virtual building: A designer’s perspective 72
Martin Simpson

PART 3 CHALLENGES FOR VISUALIZATION AND SIMULATION 87

7 Planning and scheduling in a virtual prototyping environment 89
Andrew Baldwin, C. W. Kong, T. Huang, H. L. Guo, K. D. Wong and Heng Li

8 Reshaping the life cycle process with virtual design and construction methods 104
Martin Fischer

9 Virtual prototyping from need to pre-construction 113
Robin Drogemuller

10 The need for creativity enhancing design tools 131
Souheil Soubra

PART 4 CHALLENGES FOR INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MODELLING 145

11 Context-aware virtual prototyping 147
Chimay J. Anumba and Zeeshan Aziz

12 nD modelling, present and future 158
Ghassan Aouad, Song Wu and Angela Lee

13 Interoperable knowledge: Achievements and future challenges 171
Yacine Rezgui and Simona Barresi

14 Knowledge management systems in the future 192
Matthew Bacon

PART 5 OTHER CHALLENGES: AGENT TECHNOLOGIES, SECURITY, REGULATIONS AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL 211

15 Future agent-driven virtual prototyping environments in construction 213
Joseph H. M. Tah

16 The nature of virtuality and the need for enhanced security in the virtual world 230
Grahame S. Cooper

17 The future of virtual construction and regulation checking 241
Nicholas Nisbet, Jeffrey Wix and David Conover

18 Virtual prototyping of financial flows as a form of management control 251
Richard J. Boland, Jr, Fred Collopy, Julia Grant and Lin Zhao

PART 6 VISIONS, ROADMAPS AND FUTURE SCENARIOS 259

19 VR – Roadmap: A vision for 2030 in the built environment 261
Nashwan Dawood, R. Marasini and John Dean

20 Future collaborative workspaces for the construction industry 278
Terrence Fernando

21 The future organization: Sustainable competitiveness through virtual prototyping 290
Mustafa Alshawi

Index 305

"For the knowledgeable reader in ICT research it is a must to confirm where technology is now and moreover to see where it is going in the future." Building Engineer<!--end-->

  • Written by a mixed group of practitioners and researchers specialising in the use of virtual technologies.
  • Very little published on the likely future of information and communication technologies for construction.
  • The issues discussed are strategic, futuristic and bold.
  • In colour throughout