• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 24, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Integrated System Development Methodology Design And LCC (Life Cycle Cost) Data Process


The Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC)industry is one ofthe multidisciplinary domains in which collaboration among related parties is of utmost importance1 . Despite the intense flow of information between design and LCC (Life Cycle Cost) professionals, there is a lack of research to better understand and manipulate these processes. Architecture design and LCC management is a process of planning a tangible building and cost on a tangible land through intangible work. Due to this characteristic of design work, conventional design management was conducted around the drawings as the final outcome, but actual individual processes of design and LCC (Life Cycle Cost) planning for facility were excluded. As a result, design work and LCC planning completely depended on the individual abilities and experiences of each architect and LCC planner. Even organization of information required for design and LCC process are considered to belong to the domain of individual ability. Therefore, this study proposes an integrated system development methodology of design and LCC process for an information oriented design and LCC management system, which allows architects and LCC planners to easily access information to be provided in each design stage and its relevant LCC planning process, and for design and cost management companies to improve the performance through the systematic storage and usage of data after the completion of an educational project. This research analyzes actual design and LCC processes in currently active companies and proposes a standard design and LCC process, and then examines input and output information for each task in the process in order to propose an information oriented standard design and LCC process. Based on this, Data Flow Diagram (DFD) and Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is designed for an information oriented design and LCC management system.
Keywords: Architectural Design, DFD (Data Flow Diagram), ERD (Entity Relation Diagram), LCC (Life Cycle Cost), Process


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