|Martin Fischer: Research Overview|
Today’s construction management tools do not represent and communicate the spatial and temporal, or four-dimensional, aspects of construction schedules effectively. They do not allow project managers to create schedule alternatives rapidly to find the best way to build a particular design. We lack a formal, computer-interpretable representation of construction knowledge and its relationships to a 3D design representation. My research group formalizes this knowledge within a 4D(3D plus time) framework. This formalized knowledge enables project managers to create and update schedules rapidly and to integrate the temporal and spatial aspects of a schedule as 4D models. These intelligent 4D models support computer-based analysis of schedules with respect to cost, interference, safety, etc., and improve communication of design and schedule information.
4D Modeling Tool and Interface
Other Recent Initiatives
Examples of 4D Models
Manfred Breit, University
of Applied Sciences, Aargau, Switzerland, on CMM