ITcon Special Issue

The Eastman Symposium

editor(s) Editorial Team:

  • Prof Žiga Turk, University of Ljubljana

  • Prof Dana Vanier, University of British Columbia

  • Prof Robert Amor, University of Auckland

summary In honour of Charles “Chuck” Eastman, the late Professor Emeritus in College of Design (previously, College of Architecture) and College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology and founder of the Digital Building Lab, both ITcon and Construction Management and Economics will be compiling a federated special edition based on the conversations and commemorations at the forthcoming Eastman Symposium in May 2021. Eastman was well-known in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry as one of the originators of design computing including applications for computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM). As the headline of the Eastman Symposium summed up, his thought leadership has inspired generations of digitally-minded architects equipped new capabilities and ways of designing and producing the built environment. While it is important to commemorate the legacy of Eastman, ongoing digital transformations such as the fourth industrial revolution (or Construction 4.0) also call for new technical and organisational transformation that builds on and even challenges the foundational knowledge created by Eastman and his proteges. It is in this spirit that this federated special issue in ITcon and Construction Management and Economics is intended.

Papers in this special issue

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1Doe R, Kaur K, Selway M, Stumptner M (2022).
Interoperability in AECO and the oil & gas sectors: object-based standards and systems,
ITcon Vol. 27, Special issue The Eastman Symposium, pg. 312-334, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2022.016
2Doukari O, Greenwood D, Rogage K, Kassem M (2022).
Object-centred automated compliance checking: a novel, bottom-up approach,
ITcon Vol. 27, Special issue The Eastman Symposium, pg. 335-362, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2022.017
3Abualdenien J, Borrmann A (2022).
Levels of detail, development, definition, and information need: a critical literature review,
ITcon Vol. 27, Special issue The Eastman Symposium, pg. 363-392, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2022.018
4Karmakar A, Singh A R, Kumar Delhi V S (2022).
Automated route planning for construction site utilizing Building Information Modeling,
ITcon Vol. 27, Special issue The Eastman Symposium, pg. 827-844, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2022.040
5Wu J, Xue X, Zhang J (2023).
Invariant Signature, Logic Reasoning, and Semantic Natural Language Processing (NLP)-Based Automated Building Code Compliance Checking (I-SNACC) Framework,
ITcon Vol. 28, Special issue The Eastman Symposium, pg. 1-18, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2023.001