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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 spacesExpand
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. Expand
Building a project ontology with extreme collaboration and virtual design and construction
This paper describes use of the tripod method for the preliminary design of a large commercial building project and focuses in particular on the generic ontology of the POP model, which specifies the related functional requirements, designed forms and predicted, observed and desired behaviors of the defined POP elements. Expand
Representing Work Spaces Generically in Construction Method Models
Construction activities require a set of work spaces to be executed safely and productively. The locations and volumes of these spaces change in three dimensions and across time, according toExpand
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 ofExpand
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 trueExpand
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. Expand
PUFF: an expert system for interpretation of pulmonary function data.
PUFF, a program that interprets lung function test data and has become a working tool in the pulmonary physiology lab of a large hospital is described. Expand
A Trajectory for Validating Computational Emulation Models of Organizations
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. Expand