This paper examines the meaning of information and communication technology (ICT) for architectural design in early design project phases, with a particular interest in building information modelling (BIM). Contemporary digital design environment, research context and objectives are first clarified, followed by the presentation and analysis of a few BIM-related projects. A key finding is that the architectural working environment, the design project context. Furthermore, other methods and tools are needed in addition to BIM in the early project phases, because it can not solve post-graduate studies in architectural BIM all required design aspects. [The presentation is part of the author’smethods and the designer’s roles have changed in the contemporary].

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Baum, SJ; Ramakrishnan, R: 1997, Applying3D Product Modeling Technology to Shipbuilding, Marine Technology and SNAME News 34(1): 56-65.Google Scholar
  2. Beetz, J, van Leeuwen, J and de Vries, B: 2004, Towards a Multi Agent System for the Support of Collaborative Design, in: JP Van Leeuwen and HJP Timmermans (eds), Developments in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, pp. 269-280.Google Scholar
  3. Bucher, C (ed): 2003, Architect’s Profile - Professional Practise, reference document, ACE, Architect’s Council of Europe. Retrieved May 10, 2006 from http://www.ace- cae.org/Public/content/EN/pos/pro/prof001.html.
  4. Chang, KH, Choi, KK, Wang, J, Tsai, C-S and Hardee, E: 1998, A Multilevel Product Model for Simulation-Based Design of Mechanical Systems, Concurrent Engineering 6(2): 131-144.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Cuff, D: 1992, Architecture. The Story of Practise, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.Google Scholar
  6. Eastman, C: 2006; Report of Integrated Practice - University and Industry Research in Support of BIM, American Institute of Architects AIA. Retrieved March 20, 2007 from http://www.aia.org/.
  7. Eastman, C: 1999, Building product models. Computer environments supporting design and construction, CRC Press, Boca-Raton, FL.Google Scholar
  8. Ekholm A: 1996, A conceptual framework for classification of construction works, Journal of Information Technology in ConstructionITcon 1: pp.25-50. Retrieved from http://www.itcon.org/1996/2.
  9. Froese T: 2003, Future directions for IFC-based interoperability, Journal of Information Technology in Constructio n ITcon 8: 231-246. Retrieved fromhttp://www.itcon.org/2003/17.
  10. Groat, L and Wang, D: 2002, Architectural Research Methods, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.Google Scholar
  11. ISO Technical Report 14177, Classification of information in the construction industry. Retrieved January 16, 2007 from http://www.iso.org.
  12. Kalay, YE: 2006, The impact of information technology on design methods, products and practices, Design Studies 27(3): 357-380.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Kiviniemi, A: 2006, Ten years of IFC-development - Why are we not yet there?, Building on IT - Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, ISCCBE, ASCE and CIB-W78 & CIB-W102, Universite du Quebec, Montreal, Canada.Google Scholar
  14. Kiviniemi, A: 2005, Requirements Management Interface to Building Product Models, CIFE Technical Report #161, Stanford University.Google Scholar
  15. Kotter, JP: 1996, Leading Change, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA.Google Scholar
  16. Nordic Information Society Statistics 2002, Nordic Council of Ministers, Yliopistopaino, Helsinki.Google Scholar
  17. den Otter, A and Prins M: 2002, Design Management Within the Digital Design Team, ECAM 9(3): 162-173.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Papamichael, K: 1999, Application of information technologies in building design decisions, Building Research & Information 27(1): 20-34.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Penttilä, H: 2006, The effects of information and communication technology on architectural profession, ECPPM - eWork and eBusiness, Valencia, Spain, 13-15 September 2006. in: M Martinez and R Scherer (eds), Architecture, Engineering and Construction, pp. 615-622.Google Scholar
  20. Penttilä, H: 2005, The State of the Art of Finnish Building Product Modelling Methodology, in: B Martens and A Brown (eds), Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, Springer Verlag, Wien, pp. 225-239.Google Scholar
  21. Samuelson O: 2002, IT-Barometer 2000 - The Use of IT in the Nordic Construction Industry Journal of Information Technology in Construction ITcon 7:1-26. Retrieved from http://www.itcon.org/2002/1.Google Scholar
  22. Senate Properties, Senate Properties’ product modelling requirements 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2007 from http://www.senaatti.fi/document.asp?siteID=2&docID=517.
  23. Tunçer, B, Stouffs, R and Sariyildiz, S: 2001, Rich Information Structures, in H Penttilä (ed), Architectural Information Management 19th eCAADe Conference Proceedings, Helsinki, pp. 30-35.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannu Penttilä
    • 1
  1. 1.Helsinki University of TechnologyFinland

Personalised recommendations