Using CADD applications to support construction activities

Annette L. Stumpf, Liang Y Liu, Sangyoon Chin, Kenneth Ahn

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Abstract

This paper discusses how electronic CADD submittals from designers can be transformed into a format appropriate for construction planning and management. Currently, design drawings are organized in a format which is most suitable for design. We envision a new layering scheme which supplements the standard design layers and information to facilitate activities during construction. New CADD layers and/or reference files can be set up to represent shop drawings, as-built drawings, construction laydown areas, temporary structures, special information useful to each of the trades and/or sub-contractors, work areas, and information needed from the scheduler, planner and cost estimator's point of view. By using visualization and simulation tools with scheduling software, the facility can be `built' on the computer, and checked for interferences and schedule conflicts. Three-dimensional CADD drawings with associated databases of components can be captured from design, added to during construction, associated with cost, schedule, and progress data in a multi-media format, and ultimately will represent the completed facility and its components. Facility managers and operators will then be able to use the CADD as-built drawings/database of the completed facility to support their activities. Through the intelligent use of CADD and multi-media data about facility components, the process of communicating and decision-making during the facility delivery process will be transformed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering (New York)
EditorsKhalil Khozeimeh
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages531-538
Number of pages8
Edition1
ISBN (Print)0784400261
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1st Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Jun 20 1994Jun 22 1994

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil Engineering (New York)
Number1

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1st Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period6/20/946/22/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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