Technology innovation in the construction industry

Summary

It is suggested that the use of three-dimensional design software ( Product Lifecycle Management Solutions ) significantly contributes to the ability of the US architects Gehry Partners to create unconventional designs on time and within budget. This has enabled the Partnership to prosper, but it has been a time-consuming and expensive project, as engineers and contractors have had to learn the system. The three-dimensional virtual models give the accurate information which is necessary to create a reliable construction contract, and incorporation of data from all parties in the project enables simulation of the project before construction commences.

Primary author(s): Clambaneva S

Source: Struct.Eng.

             Vol.82, No.3, 2004, p.23-24       

 

                             

 

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