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Model interoperability in building information modelling

Steel, Jim & Drogemuller, Robin (2009) Model interoperability in building information modelling.

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Abstract

The exchange of design models in the design and construction industry is evolving away from 2-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) and paper towards semantically-rich 3-dimensional digital models. This approach, known as Building Information Modelling (BIM), is anticipated to become the primary means of information exchange between the various parties involved in construction projects. From a technical perspective, the domain represents an interesting study in model-based interoperability, since the models are large and complex, and the industry is one in which collaboration is a vital part of business. In this paper, we present our experiences using the industry standard IFC data modelling format for exchanging design models between various tools, and in implementing tools which consume IFC models. We report on the successes and challenges in these endeavours, as the industry endeavours to move further towards fully digitized information exchange.

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ID Code: 19419
Item Type: Other
Keywords: Domain-Specific Languages, Building Information Modeling, Digital Interoperability
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 08 Apr 2009 11:38
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 09:10

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