Computer Mediated Construction 2017

The module introduces the field of construction informatics and its role in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. The aim of the module is to provide students with an understanding of the purpose of construction informatics and more specifically to outline the optional modules available to the student on the programme in more detail.

On successful completion of the module, the students will be able to:

  • Define the role of informatics in society in general and in AEC in particular.
  • Describe the importance on the informatisation of the AEC sector.
  • Explain the potentials of construction informatics in general and of various specific application areas.
  • Discuss the specific problems of construction informatics.

The module will try to address the following questions and topics:

  • What is construction informatics?
  • Historical and strategic perspective of the informatization in the construction industry
  • Technical, scientific and life-cycle framework for IT
  • Role of IT in a construction company and society
  • Business and technical process-reengineering and IT
  • Specific problems of construction informatics
  • Data, information, knowledge, wisdom

Matevž Dolenc
slack: cmc-2017 team
skype: mdolenc

Monday and Wednesday
19:00 (Cork) / 20:00 (Ljubljana)

Online lecture room:

Week 0, Sept 15 2017 Recordings: Part 1, Part 2

Week 1, Sept 20 2017 Recordings: video

Week 2, Sept 25 2017 Recordings: video

  • Modeling method
  • Engineering communication
    • Paper: Klinc R, Dolenc M, Turk Z (2009) Engineering collaboration 2.0: requirements and expectations, ITcon Vol. 14, Special Issue Next Generation Construction IT: Technology Foresight, Future Studies, Roadmapping, and Scenario Planning , pg. 473-488,
  • Discussion, Q&A

Week 2, Sept 27 2017 Recordings: video

Week 3, Oct 2 2017 Recordings: video

Week 3, Oct 4 2017 Recordings: video

Week 4, Oct 9 2017 Recordings: video

Week 4, Oct 11 2017 Recordings: video

The Finale, Nov 19 2017

  • Sun, M.,Howard, R., (2004), Understanding I.T. In Construction, Spon Press, London
  • Alshawi, M., (2009), Rethinking IT in Construction and Engineering Organisational Readiness
  • Brandon, P., Betts, M., (1995), Integrated Construction Information, Spon Press, London
  • Eastman, C.M., (1999), Building Product Models: Computer Environments Supporting Design and Construction. CRC Press
  • McGeorge, D., and Palmer, A., (2002), Construction Management: New Directions, 2nd edition, Blackwell publishing
  • Newton, P., Hampson, K. and Drogemuller, R., (2009), Technology, Design and Process Innovation in the Built Environment, Spon Press
  • Sommerville, J., and Craig, N., (2006), Implementing IT in Construction, Taylor and Francis