Research currently underway at the University of Salford in the development of a generic design and construction process protocol has highlighted the need for greater "front-end" activity in the process.
The IT solution, named The Process Protocol Toolkit, aims to assist the creation of the process model and to manage the information of the project based on the Process Protocol framework. However, too much of the work that currently exists is inappropriately focused upon the latter stages of the design and construction process.
The framework of the system is demonstrated and validated through workshops and questionnaire. The concept of process driven project information system has also been taken by a software firm for their future product development.
Information associated with the Process Protocol framework is modelled by a data modelling technique and transferred into a relational database.
This is mainly attributed to the fact that the mechanistic approach to producing the building product at the construction stage has always been a major concern to the client and his team.
English Abstract It is widely acknowledged that work undertaken later in any product development process costs relatively more than that conducted early in the process Gause and Weinbery, The need for an IT solution to combat the obstacles and problems in implementing the Process Protocol in the industry has emerged.
Literature Reviews are used to understand the Process Protocol, process modelling and construction IT development. This paper looks to present a "vision for the future" regarding IT in construction. This PhD research focuses on developing an IT solution to support and help the implementation of the Generic Design and Construction Process Protocol to enable the fundamental change in the construction industry.
The secondary contribution is the IT framework for knowledge based construction project information system. Type IT tool for construction process management, process protocol toolkit Wu, SIT tool for construction process management, process protocol toolkitPhD thesis, Salford: The first tool will automate the process map creation process by using the Process Protocol as a framework and allow users to create and customise their specific project process map, and the second aims to manage and develop project information based on the project process.
This is now being remedied as the industry is now embarking on new ways of doing business, and the technology in terms of VR and 3D modelling which can support rapid prototyping is being progressively developed. The main contribution of this research is the establishment of the data model of the Process Protocol framework and the development of the Process Protocol map creation tool.
This will ultimately result in a better structure of the overall process through the capabilities of IT. Indeed, the IT will only achieve profound change if its introduction and use is linked to changes in the overall conduct of the design and construction process.
It demonstrates how the Process Protocol framework can be customised and integrated into the project information system. The solution for knowledge integration with the Process Information Management tool is proposed for future development.
Within a process oriented context this paper will therefore discuss the future IT needs of the industry, and will propose priority areas and an IT map for both industry and academia. Much work has taken place in recent years looking to exploit the advantages of IT to the benefit of the design and construction process.
Subsequently, the data model is used in the development of the prototype of the Process Map Creation Tool to automate the process map production.
Within industry itself, the many participants common to the design and construction process also have distinct differences of opinion when asked to prioritise their IT needs. Many of the potential benefits associated with an improved process can only be realised with significant IT support.
It will enable the construction managers to understand the construction process and facilitate the management of the construction process. An apparent lack of process thinking in the construction sector is also another major factor.
This mis-alignment of research does not only occur between academia and industry. The results from a recent questionnaire survey of a broad spectrum of industrial and academic representatives will support this claim, and will demonstrate the need for a common, agreed process upon which design and construction work is based.
In addition, the existence of IT rapid prototyping tools has been lacking in the last few years. A series of web based project information management systems are reviewed to identify the requirements of the project management system.
A questionnaire is employed to establish the IT usage and awareness within the industry.
The Generic Design and Construction Process Protocol has been developed to address these problems and help the industry to improve their business.An IT map for a generic design and construction process protocol. Ghassan Aouad 1, John Hinks 1, Rachel Cooper 2, Darryl M.
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