Integrated information management and exchange for water treatment projects

Ming Sun*, Ghassan Aouad, Nick Bakis, Stuart Birchall, William Swan

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Integration is the key to the performance improvement for the fragmented construction industry. Research in recent years has resulted in some rapid maturing integration technologies, such as data modelling, integrated project database, data management and data exchange, integration with third party application software, etc. This paper describes a research prototype that aims at applying these technologies in the design and construction of water treatment plants. The system provides integrated project data management and seamless information exchange between different professionals. It is achieved through a central project database and the integration of several software packages for design, cost estimating and project planning. It argues that such a system is capable of supporting better communication and enhancing a partnering business relationship between clients, contractors and design consultants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eight International Conference on
Subtitle of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0784405131, 9780784405130
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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