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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 14
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and A.I. Khan
Paper III.1

The Integrated Information System for AEC Projects

M.J. Riley and H.R.S. Sabet

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Southampton, Hampshire, England

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M.J. Riley, H.R.S. Sabet, "The Integrated Information System for AEC Projects", in B.H.V. Topping, A.I. Khan, (Editors), "Information Technology for Civil & Structural Engineers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 19-23, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.14.3.1
Keywords: The Integrated Information System, Building Modelling System, Knowledgebase, Database and Expert System.

This paper describes the conceptual design of a common platform that enables its users to exchange information of all types (numerate and non-numerate data, graphical and non-graphical data and knowledge) in an computer-based environment. The successful development of such a platform is one of the key requirements for the future users of information technology in the construction industry. This common platform has been given the name of the Integrated Information System (IIS) in this paper. It is shown that other industries (such as manufacturing) have been more successful in the implementation and integration of Databases, Knowledge Based Engineering, Computer Aided Drawing and Drafting and Object Oriented Databases.

This paper describes an Integrated Information System which provides the users with data and expertise for all stages of the project and for all the professionals involved. This paper describes the architecture and implementation of the system as well as organisational and marketing benefits of using such a system.

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