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Evaluation of current practice and associated challenges towards integrated design

Fadoul, Abdelaziz H.; Tizani, Walid


Abdelaziz H. Fadoul


The AEC industry is highly interested in effective ICT adoption and deployment, including its utilization within the design process. However, its capabilities have not yet been fully exploited and it is an obvious area for further research. Architects and engineers tend to have some technological support to monitor and evaluate the possible impacts of decisions made throughout the design process. Many aspects are left out of consideration and the entire project is broken up into independent fragments or domains that are combined together at a later, post hoc stage. Impact of separate decisions on each others have to be interpreted on a person-to-person basis between the involved design stakeholders.
This paper attempts to evaluate current design practice and associated challenges towards design integration with advanced technologies, such as BIM, by conducting an online survey targeted at designers and engineers, who are most affected by its emerging issues. The outcomes of this study are presented and analysed, concluding that the current design process fails to meet expectations and needs improvements. It goes further to propose the requirements for an integrated system as a means for an effective solution for the identified problem.


Fadoul, A. H., & Tizani, W. (2017). Evaluation of current practice and associated challenges towards integrated design. Advances in Computational Design, 2(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2017
Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Deposit Date Apr 7, 2017
Publicly Available Date Apr 7, 2017
Journal Advances in Computational Design
Print ISSN 2383-8477
Electronic ISSN 2466-0523
Publisher Techno-Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Keywords integrated design; evaluation; current practice; integrated platform; online survey; designers
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