Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment
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Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment

Jason Underwood (University of Salford, UK) and Mark Shelbourn (University of Salford, UK)
Projected Release Date: October, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 340
ISBN13: 9781799866008|ISBN10: 1799866009|EISBN13: 9781799866022|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6600-8


The construction industry is amidst a digital transformation that is focused on addressing well-documented issues and calls for significant improvements and changes through increased productivity, whole-life value, client focus, reduction of waste, and being more sustainable. The key aspect to driving change and transformation is the education and upskilling of the required workforce towards developing the required capacities. Various approaches can be taken to embed digital construction within education and through collaborative efforts in order to drive change and facilitate improvements.

Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment focuses on current developments in practice and education towards facilitating transformation in the built environment. This book provides insight, from a practice perspective, in relation to the client’s understanding, digitally enabled collaboration, interoperability and open standards, and maturity/capability. Covering topics that include digital transformation and construction, digitally enabled infrastructure, building information modelling, collaborative digital education, and the digital built environment, this book is an ideal reference source for engineers, professionals, and researchers in the field of digital transformation as well as doctoral scholars, doctoral researchers, professionals, and academicians.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • BIM Education
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Built Environment
  • Client Focus
  • Digital Education
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Digital Transformation
  • Productivity
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jason Underwood is a senior lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford. He is also Director of Construct IT For Business, an industry-led collaborative membership-based network. His research interests are in the area of concurrent engineering, integrated and collaborative computing in construction, product and building information modeling, and organisational e-readiness. He is actively engaged in the Education & Training working group of the UK Government BIM strategy and the current Chair of the UK BIM Academic Forum.