The smart ICT agreement: A digital and dynamic agreementsystem

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Mikkel Vangsgaard
  • Martin Klüver Hansen
4. term, Building Informatics (cand.scient.techn) (Master Programme)
This report aims to examine how to promote a better contractual relationship through digitization. Contract conditions are generally in the construction industry in its present form, a series of voluminous documents from various agencies in the industry.
With the introduction and spread of ICT in the construction industry becomes more and more possibilities in automated and digital workflows that support the construction process.
The idea is to bring together the currently separate contractual basis in the same tool and use it as a management tool across the interfaces and actors in the construction industry. By bringing together the various parameters which will form the ICT contract basis in a digital and clear user interface, we are able to create the symbiosis as a digital tool could contribute. The solution will evolve from an ICT feasibility study aimed to clarify the surroundings and the environment in such a smart ICT contract to work in. It also looks broadly at the construction industry nationally and internationally to identify trends that could affect the smart ICT agreement in a positive direction. Herein lays a clarification of the stakeholders, organizations and the legislation that surrounds and is situated in the building industry.
The project builds on BIM methodology and the beneficial effect it can have on the construction industry, if used wisely. It's just what we are aiming for in this project, that it should be a thoughtful and judicious solution. By digitalizing the ICT-agreement a number of opportunities are formed for quality assurance of the building project's data. This can, for example by, parametric, knowledge sharing, transparent deliveries and remuneration as well as better understanding and view of the process.
The project has placed great emphasis on creating balance between theory and practice. It is therefore throughout the project kept in touch with industry and various industry associations through several players with as much diversity as possible. Therefore has there been a survey of current work practices and rationales for this, with the highest possible validity. It is this basis to be reflected in the solution in the project, which will make the smart ICT agreement.

The project is based methodologically on a mixture of Contextual Design and the IT feasibility study method MUST. Solutions will be the end of the project will be executed through a solution under the "renewal phase", see the MUST method. The solution consists of a solution here and now, additionally, there is another solution that requires additional development of the surrounding circumstances to the Smart ICT agreement. There are also suggestions for a successful completion and subsequent implementation of the system in the end of the project.
LanguageDanish
Publication date13 Jan 2012
Number of pages109
ID: 58820821