Industry-driven innovative system development for the construction industry: The DIVERCITY project

  • Arayici Y
  • Aouad G
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Collaborative working has become possible using the innovative integrated systems in construction as many activities are performed globally with stakeholders situated in various locations. The Integrated VR based information systems can bind the fragmentation and provide communication and collaboration between the distributed stakeholders n various locations. The development of these technologies is vital for the uptake of these systems by the construction industry. This paper starts by emphasising the importance of construction IT research and reviews some future research directions in this area. In particular, the paper explores how virtual prototyping can improve the productivity and effectiveness of construction projects, and presents DIVERCITY, which is th as a case study of the research in virtual prototyping. Besides, the paper explores the requirements engineering of the DIVERCITY project. DIVERCITY has large and evolving requirements, which considered the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, such as clients, architects and contractors. However, practitioners are often unsure of the detail of how virtual environments would support the construction process, and how to overcome some barriers to the introduction of new technologies. This complicates the requirements engineering process.




Arayici, Y., & Aouad, G. (2004). Industry-driven innovative system development for the construction industry: The DIVERCITY project. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2004 (Vol. 2, pp. 777–784). Edinburgh. Retrieved from

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