Process-parameter-interface model for design management
Chua, D. K. H.
Bok, S. H.
Date of Issue2003
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
This paper presents a framework for managing the architecture/engineering/construction design process. The framework, called the process-parameter-interface (PPI) model, tries to address the design management issues of improved design process scheduling and efficient collaboration. The model comprises three main components—a design parameter vocabulary, in the form of a design dictionary; an interface; and an engine—that help to address these issues. In addition, the model promotes flexibility of design work flow, enables proactive collaboration, is implementable over the Internet, and is information-centric. The paper concludes with a case study for the design of a conference room to illustrate the functioning of the PPI model and the role of its components.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Journal of construction engineering and management
© 2003 American Society of Civil Engineers. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2003)129:6(653) ].