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Towards the adoption of automated regulatory compliance checking in the built environment

Beach, Thomas H. ORCID:, Hippolyte, Jean-Laurent ORCID: and Rezgui, Yacine ORCID: 2020. Towards the adoption of automated regulatory compliance checking in the built environment. Automation in Construction 118 , 103285. 10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103285

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Automated compliance checking brings advantages to the built environment but, currently, there has been no meaningful adoption, despite the increasing maturity of asset information models. This paper addresses this by ascertaining the blockers/obstacles to adoption and develops a road-map to overcome them. This work has been conducted in the UK and a road-map has been produced to drive forward adoption. More specifically this paper has assessed the current state of the art in the field and engaged with industry to examine the attitudes to the digitisation of regulatory compliance processes. The results showed that industry believes that adoption of automation was both feasible and desirable, with the caveat that human oversight be maintained. Our road-map’s methodical list of steps was judged to have the potential to bring the construction industry to the verge of mass industrialisation of auto mated compliance checking by 2025.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0926-5805
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 June 2020
Date of Acceptance: 26 May 2020
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 06:56

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