AN INVESTIGATION OF OBJECT-ORIENTED SPECIFICATIONS FOR IOWA DOT AND URBAN STANDARDS

The use of object-oriented computer aided design (OO-CAD) to graphically portray information can make it easier for designers and construction personnel to understand project requirements in a more efficient manner. OO-CAD allows users to point and click on portions of an object-oriented drawing that are then linked to relevant databases of information, including specifications, procurement status and shop drawings. This paper presents the research and primary results of an investigation of the use of OO-CAD specifically for providing more direct specification linkages to standard details used for designing and constructing projects. The study involves integrating both the Iowa Department of Transportation and urban specifications into one graphical database using OO-CAD for use by designers and construction personnel in Iowa. This would centralize the specification process, thus saving on resources and providing a visual format for accessing specifications. OO-CAD would also make it easier for designers and contractors to more readily understand project requirements. The approach should also help Iowa transportation agencies maintain a cutting-edge presence in information technologies. Because the study is still ongoing, final conclusions will not be drawn until after the study is completed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: MID-CONTINENT TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (AMES, IOWA, AUGUST 21-22, 2003). PROCEEDINGS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231062
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2003 12:00AM