Automated Generation of Work Spaces Required by Construction Activities
To provide a safe and productive environment, project managers need to plan for the work spaces required by construction activities. Work space planning involves representing various types of spaces…
Simulating Project Work Processes and Organizations: Toward a Micro-Contingency Theory of Organizational Design
This case study provides initial evidence that the microcontingency theory embodied in VDT-3 can be used to predict organizational breakdowns, and to evaluate alternative organizational changes to mitigate identified risks.
Building a project ontology with extreme collaboration and virtual design and construction
THE SCOPE AND ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION
We present the case for information technology to support the design, construction, and operation of capital projects through the concurrent and integrated use of formal and visual computer models of…
Representing Work Spaces Generically in Construction Method Models
This paper formalizes a generic space description as a computer-interpretable ontology that is general, reusable, and comprehensive and uses this ontology to capture the spatial requirements associated with construction methods and to automate the generation of project-specific spaces represented in three dimensions and across time.
The Virtual Design Team: A Computational Simulation Model of Project Organizations1
The long range goal of the “Virtual Design Team” (VDT) research program is to develop computational tools to analyze decision making and communication behavior and thereby to support true…
A Trajectory for Validating Computational Emulation Models of Organizations
- J. Thomsen, R. Levitt, J. Kunz, C. Nass, D. Fridsma
- BusinessComput. Math. Organ. Theory
- 1 December 1999
This paper describes a validation strategy suitable for emulation simulation systems, and shows how a comprehensive validation consists of a sequence of steps that evaluate different aspects of a computational organizational simulation model.
Industry Foundation Classes for Project Management - A Trial Implementation
A workshop was held to work through an implementation and evaluation exercise for these models, and it was confirmed that the overall approach taken by the models worked well for representing and integrating product, work process, estimating, and scheduling information.
PUFF: an expert system for interpretation of pulmonary function data.