|Title||Improving Building Life-Cycle Information Management Through Documentation and Communication of Project Objectives|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Robert J Hitchcock|
|Conference Name||CIB W78 Workshop, Modeling of Buildings Through Their Life-Cycle|
|Conference Location||Stanford, CA|
Most currently available computer tools for the building industry proffer little more than productivity improvement in the transmission of graphical drawings and textual specifications, without addressing more fundamental changes in building life-cycle information management. This paper describes preliminary research into the development of a framework for the documentation and communication of the project objectives of a building project. When implemented in an interactive networked environment, this framework is intended to promote multiple participant involvement in the establishment and use of a common set of explicit goals, from the earliest phase of a project throughout its life cycle. A number of potential applications for this framework are identified. The requirements for integrating this life-cycle information with a product model of the physical design of a building, in an attempt to document and communicate design intent, are also discussed.
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