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Automation in Construction 8 (1) (1998) pp. 1-2
For centuries, representations have preceded the actual construction of a building. From tracing the outline of a building in the dirt prior to excavation, to a very specific description produced with the help of a computer, the representations are always once removed from the hysical artifact being described.