Categorically speaking: reflecting AEC/FM participants' requirements in Groupware

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Groupware allows participants in an AEC/FM project to timely share relevant electronic project information at near real-time speed. One challenge of existing groupware tools is the varying information categorization needs of different AEC/FM project participants within the same groupware environment. This paper introduces initial results of a survey of several AEC/FM companies' project information categorizations. These initial results reveal differences in the ways AEC/FM project participants organize project information within each company. These differences will result in the need for a comprehensive information categorization solution when companies move their organized company specific project information to a project-wide repository in groupware. In the future, as a result of this research, a comprehensive project categorization scheme will be introduced which would allow participant-specific views of the AEC/FM project information to be rendered.

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Publication date2003
Publication titleProceedings of the 5th Construction Speciality Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineer s
Number of pages10
Original languageEnglish
Event5th Construction Speciality Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering - Moncton, NB, Canada
Duration: 4 Jun 20037 Jun 2003

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Conference5th Construction Speciality Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
CountryCanada
CityMoncton, NB
Period4/06/037/06/03

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