Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Chair in Systems Integration



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Whyte JK, Davies A, Salter AJ, Gann DMet al., 2003, Designing to compete: lessons from Millennium product winners, Design Studies, Vol: 24, Pages: 395-409, ISSN: 0142-694X

Journal article

Whyte J, Bouchlaghem D, Thorpe T, 2002, IT implementation in the construction organization, Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, Vol: 9, Pages: 371-377, ISSN: 0969-9988

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Whyte J, Bouchlaghem D, 2002, Implementation of VR systems: A comparison between the early adoption of CAD and current uptake of VR, Construction Innovation, Vol: 2, Pages: 3-13, ISSN: 1471-4175

Use of new technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), is important to corporations, yet understanding of their successful implementation is insufficiently developed. In this paper a case study is used to analyse the introduction of VR use in a British housebuilding company. Although the implementation was not successful in the manner initially anticipated, the study provides insight into the process of change, the constraints that inhibit implementation and the relationship between new technology and work organization. Comparison is made with the early use of CAD and similarities and differences between empirical findings of the case study and the previous literature are discussed. © 2002, MCB UP Limited

Journal article

Whyte J, Bouchlaghem D, 2002, Implementation of VR systems: a comparison between the early adoption of CAD and current uptake of VR, Construction Innovation, Vol: 2, Pages: 3-13, ISSN: 1471-4175

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Whyte J, 2002, Virtual reality and the built environment, Oxford, Publisher: Architectural Press, ISBN: 9780750653725


Whyte J, Gann DM, 2001, Closing the loop between design and use: post-occupancy evaluation, Building Research & Information, Vol: 29, Pages: 460-463, ISSN: 0961-3218

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Anumba CJ, BouchlaghemNM, Whyte JK, Duke Aet al., 2000, Perspectives on a shared construction project model, International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Vol: 9, Pages: 283-313

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Whyte JK, BouchlaghemNM, Thorpe A, McCaffer Ret al., 2000, From CAD to virtual reality: modelling approaches: data exchange and interactive 3D building design tools, Automation in Construction, Vol: 9

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Whyte J, Bouchlaghem D, Thorpe T, 1999, Visualization and information: A building design perspective, Pages: 104-109, ISSN: 1093-9547

© 1999 IEEE. Virtual reality (VR) packages offer good visualization capabilities but inadequate facilities for either internal data management or data exchange with other packages. The potential usefulness of VR packages for industrial and business applications is limited by their lack of support for the manipulation of specialist information. Their generic nature cannot retain the complex semantics and syntax of industrial information. Within the iterative process of building design and visualization, support is required for construction industry data, which is ordered in a complex and domain specific manner. Improved transfer of data from specialist building design tools to virtual reality has been investigated in previous research, but in this paper it is argued that data transfer is not enough. Virtual reality techniques need to become available within the specialist buildings design tools and alter the interface to such applications.

Conference paper

Ewenstein B, Whyte J, Wissenspraktiken im Design Die Rolle visueller Repräsentationen als »epistemische Objekte«, Entwerfen - Wissen - Produzieren, Publisher: transcript Verlag

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