Three methods for exchanging status information of building elements

Seppo Törmä, J. Backman, M. Kiviniemi, J. Aro, J. Nissila

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In building projects status information is still often exchanged through phone calls, emails, or infrequent batch updates. The potential benefits of uniform, correct, and timely status information are lost. We study the opportunities that current ICT provides for status information exchange and their match with the requirements and constraints of building projects: loose coupling, automatic configuration, and low adoption threshold. Three exchange methods based on modern ICT solutions are studied: Cloud folder, ERP/ESB and Distributed Publish/Subscribe. The methods are explained and their properties are compared. The impact of BIM, complex information flows, linking of identifiers, push interaction are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Subtitle of host publicationECPPM 2014
EditorsA Mahdavi, B Martens, R Scherer
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-73695-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Product and Process Modelling - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 17 Sep 201419 Sep 2014
Conference number: 10


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Abbreviated titleECPPM

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