The goal of this PhD project is to expose the problems of building product models, with special reference to the problems regarding integration of different contributions from several concurrent working designers. A model for coordination and cooperation has been developed (named "KOSA", after the equivalent Danish phrase "KOordination og Samarbejde"), which allows several users to work concurrently on various interconnected aspects of a composite project representation, such that the overall representation remains consistent. The model takes into consideration the speciel needs and demands of bulding design projects, including responsibility and ownership, relations and dependencies, coordination and collaboration, design goals and design task decomposistion. A stay during 1996 at College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, resulted in an exposition of the shortcomings of exsiting database technology with respect to serving the needs and demands of building design projects. Project closed (apart from publication activity).
|Effective start/end date||01/07/1994 → 30/06/1997|