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BS 561: Data and Information Modelling for Construction Informatics


Construction professionals are increasingly getting involved in information systems design and development in order to improve their businesses. To support this process, parties need to understand how information is structured and modelled.

This course introduces the topic of data and information modelling for the use of the construction informatics research area. The course starts with some basic issues such as object-oriented technology and continues to introduce data / information modelling techniques and methodologies.

 By the end of this course, students are expected to:

  • Gain the techniques, methodologies and tools for modelling information for construction;
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of different data models that may be used for system design;
  • Design high level information systems using various modelling techniques;