||"The ICT developments have a dynamic impact on the whole life cycle of a building. Not only in the process and technical part but also in the creative part of the building design process. ? As a result of the development of creatieve software for architectural design, the gap between the designing architect and the building technicians / product architects is getting bigger. ? The developments in the software industry show that the software firms will develop the core of the software, not the application tools. The architects and building engineers will be able to develop their own application tools up to their specific requirements and needs in various disciplines of the building sector. The user will not be dependent on the existing tools as happened until now. ? The software support for the building designer will be object oriented and the tools will be integrated en communicated with each other. ? Within the developments of Internet technology, the building practice will turn to collaboratieve model, CSCW (Computer Supported Collaborative Work) and communication over the Internet. They will work with Internet based mobile agents. ? The items referred above already indicate the potential of the synergy between ICT and software technology. Namely, the indispensable relationship between ICT and computer technology on one side and computer technology and software technology on the other, resulted in the fast transfer of software development into ICT area. As result of this, the new advancements are on the way to enhance the effectiveness of the software in this synergy. In particular, today the intelligent systems, among others, are replacing more and more the conventional systems, such as intelligent manufacturing and intelligent design technologies. To cope with the information acquisition and information handling demand of intelligent technologies, computer oriented new methodologies and techniques are being developed, in parallel. Knowledge discovery (data mining) technology is one example of such emerging software technologies. Here it is important to point out that, next to the advancements of intelligent systems, the software is inevitably getting more intelligent as well. Therefore, the soft computing techniques such as Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and the genetic algorithms are going to play increasing role in intelligent design and they will make contributions in the problem solving of the design process.This paper will focus on the above mentioned themes and will highlight the anticipated developments of the ICT for the building sector."
Sariyildiz I S, Stouffs R, Ciftcioglu O, Tuncer B (2000).
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