The role of the HyCon design-support tool in elevating hybrid concrete as a design option for structural frames

Martin Sexton, Jack Goulding, Xiaonan Zhang, Mike Kagioglou, Ghassan Aouad, Rachel Cooper, Peter Barrett

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify interdependent barriers to the search and selection of new technologies by design engineers at industry, organisation and individual levels. A "proof of concept" HyCon tool is presented to demonstrate the role of information technology design support tools in supporting designers to overcome these inhibitors, in this case for hybrid concrete, by providing immersive and interactive, information-rich environments to explore design solutions.

 Design/methodology/approach - The HyCon tool was developed through a prototyping methodology encompassing a testing, analysis, design and coding iterative cycle. This was supported by case studies and industry workshops. 

Findings - The results of a collaborative research project are presented, which describes the HyCon design support tool to promote the understanding and use of hybrid concrete in structural frames. This tool is built around a knowledge creation, application, storage, and retrieval cycle to envision and support the use of this new technology. 

Originality/value - This paper fulfils an identified need to integrate technology management and design process considerations within the context of an information technology design support tool, and offers a "proof of concept" HyCon tool to demonstrate key issues and potential utilities and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-586
Number of pages19
JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Sexton, Martin ; Goulding, Jack ; Zhang, Xiaonan ; Kagioglou, Mike ; Aouad, Ghassan ; Cooper, Rachel ; Barrett, Peter. / The role of the HyCon design-support tool in elevating hybrid concrete as a design option for structural frames. In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 2005 ; Vol. 12, No. 6. pp. 568-586.
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In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 12, No. 6, 01.12.2005, p. 568-586.

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