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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 36
Edited by: B. Kumar and A. Retik
Paper VII.2

The Current State of Computing in Building Design and Construction: A Detailed Survey

L. Schiot Sorensen and T. Andersen

Computer aided Building Design Unit, DTU, Denmark

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L. Schiot Sorensen, T. Andersen, "The Current State of Computing in Building Design and Construction: A Detailed Survey", in B. Kumar, A. Retik, (Editors), "Information Representation and Delivery in Civil and Structural Engineering Design", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 171-176, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.36.7.2
An exhaustive IT-survey has been made in the Danish construction industry in 1995. The outcome of this survey is outlined for a selected number of issues, such as number and types of CAD-systems, data base systems, networking etc. The survey shows that the use of IT is massive. A detailed investigation in relation to AI-based systems is presented. This indicates that AI-based systems/approaches have not yet penetrated in the Danish construction industry. Determinants relevant to technology penetration are described, and the immediate potential for AI-penetration is discussed and compared with the actual status. Finally, we conclude that there is a severe lack of awareness of AI-systems in the building sector.

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