The main problem targeted in this PhD research is the question how to help the BC industry to improve its value adding performance. In chapter 5, `Revisiting the research questions', the question has been restated as:
For BC to become a more value adding industry, knowledge integration seems a priority. At the moment, knowledge is either present in experts or codified in regulations, codes of practice, brochures and booklets. Also computer applications contain a lot of knowledge, the problem is that those tools only serve the experts. Knowledge that is directly available to non-experts is hard to find.
A second part is the strict Internet-availability and computer-readability of the data. Being able to access BC information in a generic way is a huge difference with current practice. Currently, most information is only available textually (or as 2D lines) and only available through application-specific methods.Reinout van Rees 2006-12-13