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Chan, A P C, Wong, J M W and Chiang, Y H (2003) Modelling Labour Demand at Project Level An Empirical Study in Hong Kong. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 135–50.

Edwards, D J, Cabahug, R R and Nicholas, J (2003) The Impact of Training and Education Characteristics Upon Plant Operator Maintenance Proficiency. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 119–34.

Ganah, A A (2003) The Use of Computer Visualisation in Communicating Constructability Information in UK. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 151–67.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: computer visualisation; constructability; information communication
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1726-0531
  • URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/eb060895
  • Abstract:
    Design details are not always simple and easy to understand. Builders may spend considerable time on interpreting difficult or complex details in a drawing; this could result in constructability problems. Advanced computer visualisation tools offer good visualisation capabilities that cannot be achieved using traditional tools, such as 2-D drawings. They provide considerable potential to improve this process in construction and can effectively be used for communication between design and construction teams that are geographically dispersed. However their use is still at present limited and not fully understood. This paper presents an industry survey on the use of computer visualisation to communicate design information as part of a research study, which aims to demonstrate how computer visualisation can be used in clarifying design details and in dealing with constructability problems. The analysis of the results shows that the most common methods used by designers and site teams for clarifying information on constructability problems were traditional tools and methods, which have serious limitations in supporting virtual construction project teams. It also shows that traditional tools are not adequate to communicate design information related to constructability between designers and builders.

Oloke, D A, Edwards, D J and Thorpe, T A (2003) Predicting Construction Plant Breakdown Time Using Time Series Modelling. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 202–21.

Oyedele, L O, Tham, K W, Jaiyeoba, B E and Fadeyi, M O (2003) Model for Predicting Architect's Performance in Building Delivery Process. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 168–86.

Trethewy, R W and Atkinson, M (2003) Enhanced Safety, Health and Environment Outcomes Through Improved Design. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 187–201.