Information management in the built environment

Duzgun Agdas, Marc Miska, Shoeb Ahmed Memon, Steve Rowlinson, Derek H.T. Walker

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This chapter addresses the root causes of the lack of enthusiasm and technologies that other industries and other sectors are warmly embracing. It discusses information management that pertains to integrated project delivery (IPD) and the impact of Big Data in the built environment. The chapter provides an overview of the data-management practices in the construction industry, its relationship with IPD, and a succinct summary of opportunities in the future. It summarizes the need for a holistic approach to information technology management, discuss some potential applications in the built environment and introduce our data-management protocol which can seamlessly integrate across many applications to enable improved capability. Consider a practical application where travel speed and travel volume towards the airport could inform staff about the expected fluctuation in demand on check-in counters, facility usage and service requirements. The general ontology is used for data discovery, negotiation of delivery format, and connecting data with available tools and algorithms for manipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery
EditorsDerek H. T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351735117, 9781315185774
ISBN (Print)9781138736689
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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