ITcon Vol. 1, pg. 1-24, http://www.itcon.org/1996/1

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR A MODEL BASED DOCUMENT PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

submitted:July 1995
revised:October 1995
published:November 1995
authors:Yacine Rezgui, Architect-Research Fellow
University of Salford, Information Technology Institute;
email: y.rezgui@iti.salford.ac.uk

Philippe Debras, Research Engineer
CSTB, Computer Integrated Construction Division
email: debras@cstb.fr
summary:The primary aim of the research presented in this paper is to provide pragmatic solutions to theproblems of integrity and consistency of document based information, describing a building throughout its lifecycle. The research demonstrates the computer-aided generation of project documents via a construction projectdata model. The first research activity involved the development of a Construction Project Reference Model(CPRM) and a Document Reference Model, from which various Applied Document Type Models can be derived.The work concentrated on the French Full Specification Document: the CCTP (Cahier des Clauses TechniquesParticulières), which is generated during the detail design stage. A generic Association Model was developedand used to index the CPRM’s concepts to the CCTP’s documentary elements supporting their description.Finally, the mechanisms enabling the generation of the project CCTP from the proposed structured referenceCCTP are described. This research, which through the DOCCIME project involved a building research centre(CSTB), an engineering company (OTH) and a software house (O2 Technology), is ongoing (both in theInformation Technology Institute of Salford University and CSTB) and primarily aims to develop and define amore generic platform supporting all forms of model-based information in the distributed and multimediaenvironment.
keywords:Data Model, SGML, Computer Integrated Construction, Full Specification Document.
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citation:Rezgui Y, Debras P (1996). AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR A MODEL BASED DOCUMENT PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT, ITcon Vol. 1, pg. 1-24, http://www.itcon.org/1996/1