Development and implementation of advanced it in the North American precast concrete industry

Charles Eastman, Rafael Sacks, Ghang Lee

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We report on a large-scale effort to integrate advanced design and engineering information technologies (IT) in the North American precast/prestressed concrete industry. The effort has been undertaken by a consortium of precast producer companies formed specifically for the task The effort involved significant process modeling work, using a unique method and set of tools. It led to the development of a specification for an advanced precast concrete design and engineering parametric application platform, which is currently being implemented by a major building modeling software company. The problems and lessons learned are reported. The project reported is on-going. With the first phase now well established and underway, the groundwork for the second phase - development of a Precast Building Product Data Model - will soon begin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-262
Number of pages16
JournalElectronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications


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