Tamer E. El-Diraby

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The 21 century has been a growing awareness of the importance of the sustainability agenda. Moreover for construction, it has become increasingly important as clients are pushing for a more sustainable product to complement their organisations’ own strategic plans. Sustainable development can be defined as development that meets the needs of the present(More)
A series of eleven case studies were gathered from across Canada in the summer of 2002. These case studies define an initial compendium of Best Practice in the use of information technology (IT) in Canada. The professionals interviewed included architects, engineers, general contractors, and owners. Many of them are at the cutting edge in their use of IT.(More)
Sustainable construction advocates efficient use of resources during the design, construction and operation phases for high performance, energy efficient buildings to minimize environmental impacts. This is accomplished through the application of comprehensive management strategies, whose direct effect is the creation of healthy and productive working(More)
This paper presents a hybrid framework that integrates value analysis and decision making for eliciting and evaluating design alternatives. Value analysis approach relies on the integration of the functional analysis through the systematic use of the functional analysis system technique and quality function deployment. This value analysis methodology(More)
This paper presents a roadmap for establishing a semantic Web-based environment for coordinating infrastructure project development. The proposed roadmap uses semantic knowledge management and web services concepts to integrate all aspects of infrastructure project development. The roadmap focuses on integrating business, safety and sustainability(More)
Semantic (ontology-based) collaborative web tools are promising means for supporting stakeholder collaboration for integrated infrastructure development. However, the development of a single ontology to serve the variety of collaborating stakeholders is not feasible given the multidisciplinary nature of the domain and the uniqueness of each project. As(More)