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Work'h "~ Report From The 1986 Workshop on Integrated Data Base Development for The Building Industry Woods Hole, Massachusetts June 1986 PROPERTY NAS - 1 2 198? Committee on Integrated Data Base DeveIopment BuiIding Research Board Commission on Engineering and TechnicaI Systems NationaI Research CounciI NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1987
NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self- perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Frank Press is president of the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. Robert M. White is president of the National Academy of Engineering. The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsi- bility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and educa- tion. Dr. Samuel 0. Thier is president of the Institute of Medicine. The National Research Council was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and of advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Frank Press and Dr. Robert M. White are chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the National Research Council.
This report was prepared as part of the technical program of the Federal Construction Council (FCC). The FCC is a continuing activity of the Building Research Board, which is a unit of the Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems of the National Research Council. The purpose of the FCC is to promote cooperation among federal construction agencies and between such agencies and other elements of the building community in addressing technical issues of mutual concern. The FCC program is supported by 13 federal agencies: the Department of the Air Force, the Department of the Army, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Department of the Navy, the Department of State, the General Services Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Veterans Administration. Funding for the FCC program was provided through the following agreements between the indicated federal agency and the National Academy of Sciences: Department of State Contract No. 1030-621218; National Endowment for the Arts Grant No. 42-4253-0091; National Science Foundation Grant No. MSM-8600676, under master agreement 82-05615; and U.S. Postal Service grant, unnumbered. For information regarding this document, write the Director, Building Research Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20418. Printed in the United States of America
Building Research Board 1986-87 CHAIRMAN GEORGE S. JENKINS, President, Consultation Networks, Washington, D.C. MEMBERS RICHARD T. BAUM, Consultant, Jaros, Baum and Bolles, New York, New York ROSS B. COROTIS, Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland RAY F. DeBRUHL, Director, State Building Division, North Carolina Department of Administration, Raleigh C. CHRISTOPHER DEGENHARDT, President, EDAW, Inc., San Francisco, California DAVID R. DIBNER, Senior Vice President, Bernard Johnson, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland ROBERT C. DOBAN, Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Toledo, Ohio EZRA D. EHRENKRANTZ, President, The Ehrenkrantz Group, New York, New York DENOS C. GAZIS, Assistant Director, Semiconductor Science and Technology, IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York JOHN T. JOYCE, President, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Washington, D.C. RICHARD H. JUDY, Director, Dade County Aviation Department, Miami, Florida FREDERICK KRIMGOLD, Associate Dean for Research and Extension, Virginia Tech, Alexandria KENNETH F. REINSCHMIDT, Vice President, Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts RICHARD L. TUCKER, Director, Construction Industry Institute, The University of Texas, Austin JAMES E. WOODS, Senior Engineering Manager, Energy Products Division, Honeywell, Inc., Golden Valley, Minneapolis APRIL L. YOUNG, Executive Director, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Vienna, Virginia iv
COMMITTEE ON INTEGRATED DATA BASE DEVELOPMENT CHAIRMAN KENNETH F. REINSCHMIDT, Vice President, Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts MEMBERS HAROLD BORKIN, Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor JACK F. ENRICO, Manager of Technical Services, Bechtel Power Corporation, Norwalk, California JAMES R. GOODLAND, Manager, Industry Programs, Control Data Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota ROBERT C. HETERICK, Vice President for Information Systems, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg RALPH M. MARTIN, Attorney, Oltman and Flynn, Fort Lauderdale, Florida HARRY MILEAF, Vice President, Construction Information Group, McGraw-Hill Information Systems Company, New York, New York MARY OLIVERSON, AEC Product Administrator, IBM, Valhalla, New York SHIRLEY RADACK, Institute for Computer Sciences and Technology, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland ROBERT R. RUHLIN, Senior Vice President, Syska & Hennessy, New York, New York LEONARD SIMUTIS, Dean, Graduate School and Research, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES ROBERT F. CARR, Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C. LOUIS E. CHILDERS, U.S. Postal Service, Washington, D.C. DALE DAUCHER, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. C. PATRICK DAVIS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Atlanta, Georgia ROBERT FURLONG, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. J. CARL GARRISON, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C. JOHN METZLER, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. KENT MORGAN, U.S. Public Health Service, Rockville, Maryland KENT A. REED, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland
DAVID J. SKAR, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Alexandria, Virginia JANET SPOONAMORE, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, Illinois BUILDING RESEARCH BOARD STAFF JOHN P. EBERHARD, Director, Building Research Board PETER H. SMEALLIE, Project Director ROBERT F. TILLEY, Consultant RICHARD ZITZMANN, Consultant PATRICIA M. WHOLEY, Administrative Assistant DELPHINE D. GLAZE, Administrative Secretary vi