||A process and an object oriented analysis to integrate design and construction
||Alshawi M, Underwood J
||This study is aimed at identifying design related problems encountered by contractors withthe intention of minimising them. A full process analysis was carried out on the designfunction of concrete framed ofice buildings whereby site problems were traced back to therelevant design information. Design processes that significantly contribute to these problemswere highlighted along with their data flows. An Object-Oriented Analysis method has thenbeen applied to model the information in terms of the fundamental ideas that underlie object-oriented technology i.e. object types and classes, methods, requests, encapsulation andinheritance. Proceeding through the five major activities of Coad & Yourdon's OOA method, acomplete OOA model has been developed with potential to improve the construction relatedproblems.
|Year of publication:
Alshawi M, Underwood J (1994).
A process and an object oriented analysis to integrate design and construction. Preproceedings, CIB W78 Workshop on Computer Integrated Construction, VTT, Espoo, Finland. (ISSN: 2706-6568),