Title: PLM and architectural rehabilitation: a framework to improve collaboration in the early stages of design

Authors: Frédéric Segonds; Julien Nelson; Améziane Aoussat

Addresses: Arts et Metiers ParisTech, LCPI, 151 bd de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France. ' Arts et Metiers ParisTech, LCPI, 151 bd de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France. ' Arts et Metiers ParisTech, LCPI, 151 bd de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France

Abstract: Recent evolutions in French law regarding accessibility of public buildings have prompted a need for methods and tools to rehabilitate such structures in order to make them accessible to disabled users. Architectural rehabilitation is an exceedingly complex design process, in particular, because of a legal framework which strongly impacts on the structure of collaboration, and of the need to take into account the characteristics of existing buildings. In this paper, we describe a participatory design methodology applied in the rehabilitation of a School of Engineering in France in order to improve its accessibility, and describe the basic functionalities of a software tool to assist collaborative engineering in architectural redesign projects.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; PLM; building rehabilitation; accessibility; disabled users access; architectural rehabilitation; collaborative design; design collaboration; France; public buildings; participatory design; collaborative engineering; architectural redesign.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2012.046427

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2012 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 19

Received: 21 Jul 2010
Accepted: 21 Jul 2011

Published online: 08 Apr 2012 *

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