Information in the
Building Industry - Problems and
Prof. Colin H. Davidson
Montréal, May, 1998.
We specially thank Junji Hiyamuta, Information Consultant, Tokyo, for his support and encouragement from the outset of this project.
Professor Christer Sjöström, President of CIB
The Team which promoted and edited this electronic book could not have chosen a more opportune time to publish an informative document on Information in the Building Industry - Problems and Solutions.
We are all living in the Information Age and unless CIB can squarely confront the demands of the attendant and dynamically evolving technology, its position as the foremost global building and construction research and technology development organization will come under serious threat.
Information is of vital importance to the entirety of the CIB membership. As one of CIBs specialist groups in this field, the Team sees its remit as covering the systematic handling of information in any environment now characterized by the emergence of Information Technology. Its domain is aptly called Information Science.
This electronic book brings the formidable experience of the Teams membership to bear on highlighting ways to improve the use of information as an aid:
CIB wholeheartedly commends Professor Davidson and his Co-authors for their contributions; collectively, they have addressed the international building and construction needs of institutions, researchers and industry in a practical, up-to-date and meaningful way.