Express-G Model And Relational Model For Integrated Feasibility Study System For Building Project

Abdullah, Salha and Amirudin, Roslan (2006) Express-G Model And Relational Model For Integrated Feasibility Study System For Building Project. In: International Conference on Construction Industry 2006 : Toward Innovative Approach in Construction and Property Development, June 2006.


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At the feasibility stage of a building project, many alternatives must be generated to develop the appropriate type of building. The consideration of alternatives is time consuming and costly. In today’s competitive market, the project team are often provoked by the client to reduce the time and cost of feasibility study process. Previous studies also emphasised that feasibility study is fragmented into many tasks. Therefore, the effort must be coordinated because they should be interdependent and focused on a common goal. The client must coordinate the inputs from the fragmented project team into an automated and integrated system to support his decision-making rapidly and in a cost effective manner. Therefore, a set of models to support the integration and automation of the information of feasibility study is to be developed. The objectives of this paper are to present an information model for feasibility study using EXPRESS-G technique and an implementation model using relational model. A prototype known as Feasibility Study Tool, is developed based on the implementation model. The resulting models are derived from interviews from selected Malaysian construction industry players and literature reviews. The scope of models is limited to building projects and the viewpoint of the models is of the client. It is concluded that the models represent the best practice for feasibility study information structure in Malaysia. The overall result of the research provides basic prerequisites for the development of IT systems for feasibility study in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Project Feasibility Study, Information Model, EXPRESS-G, Relational Model
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:51
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:51

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