Since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling has been providing a review of research, development and industrial implementation of product and process model technology in construction.
The task of structuring all the information on built environment has presented challenges to the research community, software developers and the industry for the last 20 years. In this context, the 7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2008) provided a unique discussion platform for topics of key importance for the AEC/FM industry, with a focus on two main themes: Structuring of product and process information for enhanced collaborative teamwork and information sharing in this fragmented industry, and Advanced Computing, Information and Communication Technology addressing the resolution of challenges for the AEC/FM industry in the upcoming years.ECPPM 2008 was held on the 10-12 September 2008 and hosted by the French CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment) in the Sophia Antipolis innovation park located in the French Riviera. The conference has continued the exploration of the leverage expected from modelling and ICT deployment in undertaking various AEC/FM processes. Hence, leading experts delivered up-to-date, comprehensive presentations on the broad achievements in research, development, standardisation and industrial implementation of product and process data technology.This book covers a large spectrum of topics, including process optimisation, extended products and future services for homes and buildings infrastructures, decision support systems for universal design of buildings, ICT-based applications for energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, the ageing population, assistive technologies for the built environment, policy, legal framework, and rules and regulations, and will be of interest to scientists and professionals working in these areas.
About the Author
CSTB — Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment, Sophia Antipolis, France Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany