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2004-11-16

Towards a Semantic Grid Computing Platform for Disaster Management in Built...

Current disaster management procedures rely primarily on heuristics which result in their strategies being very cautious and sub-optimum in terms of saving life, minimising damage and returning the building to its normal function. Also effective disaster management demands decentralized, dynamic, flexible,...
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2004-11-16

Development of a Fuzzy System for Change Prediction in Construction Projects

Change management has been the focus of different IT systems. These IT systems were developed to represent design information, record design rationale, facilitate design coordination and changes. They are largely based on managing reactive changes, particularly design changes, in which changes are recorded...
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2004-11-04

VRML Virtual Worlds - An Alternative to the Desktop Metaphor for GUI's?

Metaphors are commonly used by software developers in the creation of GUI's. This paper looks at the use of multi-user VRML to create virtual metaphors, developing a conceptual design tool that can be used intuitively with little or no training.
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2004-10-19

Implementation of Web Services to Enable Interoperability of Webbased Construction...

This paper introduces the current development of electronic catalogues of construction products. The common system architecture of Web-based electronic products catalogues are discussed, followed by a discussion on construction products information standardization and latest distributed-systems technologies...