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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 61
Edited by: B. Kumar and B.H.V. Topping
Paper VI.8

Sharing and Exchanging Project Information in a Modularised Integrated Construction Environment

C.W.F. Che Wan Putra* and M. Alshawi+

*Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, J.Bahru, Malaysia
+Department of Surveying, University of Salford, England

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
C.W.F. Che Wan Putra, M. Alshawi, "Sharing and Exchanging Project Information in a Modularised Integrated Construction Environment", in B. Kumar, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Novel Design and Information Technology Applications for Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 163-171, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.61.6.8
The development of a flexible and comprehensive data structure for product models for serving all possible downstream applications in CIC environments have been the subject of research for many years. Although, international initiatives have been established such as STEP and IAI/IFCs, these standards have been setup to mainly act as a common platform for project data exchange only. Thus, the integration of project information between construction applications has not been fully addressed. This paper discusses the SPACE approach to integrating project data cross its life cycle. It firstly explains the building data model which supports the building design information and secondly it outlines the interaction between the building data model and the other application models in the form of EXPRESS-G diagrams. This integration approach currently supports five application; specification, construction planning, site layout planning, interim valuation and virtual reality.

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