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Johansson, K. (author), Gluch, P. (author)
The Swedish building sector has for a long time struggled with the difficulty to create and share new knowledge. Within the sector, groups of professionals have been found to only share knowledge with members of their network, not with those they consider to be outsiders. As an attempt to unite different views and professional groupings, an...
conference paper 2010
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Buttler, T. (author), Lukosch, S.G. (author), Verbraeck, A. (author)
Learning from projects is one of the major challenges which appears to be critical to consistent success of project-based organizations. To learn from past projects for current problem situations, knowledge and experience often has to be shared across time or space. However, while it seems to be possible to capture explicit knowledge (e.g. about...
conference paper 2011
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Van Dijk, R.E.C. (author), d’Ippolito, R. (author), Tosi, G. (author), La Rocca, G. (author)
In order to remain competitive with respect to low-cost overseas markets, domestic moldmakers will have to increase the productivity of their engineers and maintain high quality standard, while dealing with the problem of an aging workforce. To increase the competitiveness of the European automotive industry, the concept of and Integrated Design...
conference paper 2011
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Pryke, S.D. (author), Kougia, I. (author)
The UK committed in 2008 to reduce its greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2050. The construction industry is a key contributor to the greenhouse emissions and future legislative adjustments for the built environment are well underway. The industry will face many challenges and it is expected that its profile will be very different by 2050. The...
conference paper 2011
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Alauddin, K. (author), London, K. (author)
Adaptive re-use can be a significant strategy for achieving sustainability as it ensures a continuous building life-cycle and prevents it from destruction. Adaptive re-use projects have their own unique environment and specific challenges to ensure success. There are complex designs and construction problems unique to adaptive re-use projects...
conference paper 2011
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Gluch, P. (author)
Many organizations within the construction industry are currently developing standardized practices. Increased standardization involves new ways of organizing construction projects, changing interrelations between professional groups, setting a new culture, i.e. challenging the institutionalized way of being. It, for instance, leads to a...
conference paper 2011
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Javernick-Will, A. (author)
To gain a competitive advantage, project organizations are interested in sharing knowledge gained through their experiences across the organization. Despite the advantages, this can be particularly challenging for multi-national engineering organizations. These organizations not only encounter typical knowledge sharing constraints due to lack of...
conference paper 2011
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Reefman, R.J.B. (author), Van Nederveen, G.A. (author)
Organisations and / or disciplines in Building and Construction projects are usually working in their own design and engineering environments and using their own Building Information Models (BIM). The discipline models are merged into a project BIM which is mainly used to check for interferences or other flaw geometrical interface conditions....
conference paper 2012
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Di Mascio, D. (author)
In this paper a methodology will be presented to investigate and document the constructive characteristics of two raw earth houses: artifacts that belong to the vernacular architecture. The comprehension, analysis and documentation of these architectures presents several problems mainly linked to the impossibility of using a predefined method,...
conference paper 2013
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Trento, A. (author), Fioravanti, A. (author)
Quality, according to Pirsig’s universal statements, does not belong to the object itself, nor to the subject itself, but to both and to their interactions. In architecture it is terribly true as we have a Building Object and Users that interact with it.The problem we approach here, renouncing at the impossible task of modelling the actor’s ...
conference paper 2013
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Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), Van Dijk, R.E.C. (author), La Rocca, G. (author), d'Ippolito, R. (author)
The Product Development Process (PDP) of manufacturing companies requires the efficient management of huge amounts of data from different sources and their integration in the sub-processes that compose the product development chain. This is a very challenging endeavor for which an integrated approach does not yet exist. The EC FP7 Project iProd...
conference paper 2014
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