The task of structuring information on built environment has presented challenges to the research community, software developers and the industry for the last 20 years. Recent work has taken advantage of Web and industry standards such as XML, OWL, IFC and STEP. Another important technology for the fragmented AEC industry is digital communication. Wired or wireless, it brings together architects, engineers and construction site workers, enabling them to exchange information, communicate and work together. Virtual enterprise organization structures, involving mobile teams over distance, are highly compatible with the needs of the construction industry.Examples are the IDEFO-method PetriNets, and various flow charting or data flow methods. ... The key process modeling methods include scheduling methods, simple flow diagrams and their variations data flow diagramming ... For paper based programming, there are the IDEF, data flow diagramming, and entity relationship diagramming (e.g. Flow Chapter, Flowcharting PDQ, SmartDraw, Visio, BPWin).
|Title||:||eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. ECPPM 2006|
|Author||:||Manuel Martinez, Raimar Scherer|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2006-08-24|