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Enhancing building product libraries to enable the dynamic definition of design element specifications

JASON UNDERWOOD (School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK)
MUSTAFA A. ALSHAWI (School of Construction and Property Management, University of Salford, Salford M7 9NU, UK)
TERRY CHILD (AremisSoft Corp., Technology House, Lissadel Street, Salford M6 6AP, UK)
IHSAN Z. FARAJ (Building Research Establishment, Watford WD2 7JR, UK)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 1 April 2000



The AIC Research Group at the University of Salford has been involved in a government‐funded project that has resulted in the development of an integrated multi‐user distributed construction project database through the implementation of next‐generation Internet technology together with Product Data Technology ‐ WISPER. The objective of the project was to develop a working system capable of demonstrating the future direction of information integration with the project partners' businesses. This paper presents the development of the specification application that aims to demonstrate the potential for such technologies to enhance the specification process, enabling design elements to be specified directly from a building product database Web site.



UNDERWOOD, J., ALSHAWI, M.A., AOUAD, G., CHILD, T. and FARAJ, I.Z. (2000), "Enhancing building product libraries to enable the dynamic definition of design element specifications", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 373-388.




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