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The assessment of constructability : BIM cases. / Tauriainen, Matti K.; Puttonen, Jari A.; Saari, Arto J.

In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 20, 01.01.2015, p. 51-67.

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Tauriainen, MK, Puttonen, JA & Saari, AJ 2015, 'The assessment of constructability: BIM cases', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, vol. 20, pp. 51-67.

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Tauriainen, M. K., Puttonen, J. A., & Saari, A. J. (2015). The assessment of constructability: BIM cases. Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 20, 51-67.

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Tauriainen MK, Puttonen JA, Saari AJ. The assessment of constructability: BIM cases. Journal of Information Technology in Construction. 2015 Jan 1;20:51-67.

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Tauriainen, Matti K. ; Puttonen, Jari A. ; Saari, Arto J. / The assessment of constructability : BIM cases. In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction. 2015 ; Vol. 20. pp. 51-67.

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