Analysis of current information and knowledge sharing in the Building-Construction industry

Following the conclusions of the previous chapter, this chapter looks into existing and on-going developments regarding information and knowledge structuring methods in BC, primarily from an `ICT-enabled process innovation' point of view. The goal is to analyse what works well currently, what lacks and what needs improvement.

The introduction places this chapter both in historical perspective and in this dissertation's structure. Specification and Classification starts with the oldest and most widespread way of information handling. PDT: information structuring analyses past and current efforts at structuring information, followed by an evaluation of improved information sharing. The conclusions provide the input for the next chapters.


Reinout van Rees 2006-12-13