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Digital Buildings - Challenges and opportunities

Watson, AS (2011) Digital Buildings - Challenges and opportunities. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 25 (4). pp. 573-581. ISSN 1474-0346

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This paper considers the wider implications of digital buildings (as currently exemplified by building information models) becoming the norm within the building construction sector. Current deployment is reviewed and the growing opportunity to better address previously identified problems (both process and structural) within the construction industry is considered. Taking a twenty year perspective, the challenges and the opportunities that digital buildings will present to the construction industry - and to its IT suppliers - are explored against the context of needing to deliver greater value while also addressing sustainability, zero carbon and enhanced resilience objectives.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2011 Elsevier B.V. This is an author produced version of a paper accepted for publication in Advanced Engineering Informatics. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Digital; Building; BIM; Sustainability; Futures
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 08:58
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 07:30
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2011.07.003
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43171

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