Model interoperability in building information modelling

Steel, James, Drogemuller, Robin, & Toth, Bianca (2010) Model interoperability in building information modelling. Software and Systems Modeling, 11(1), pp. 99-109.

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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 with issues of model-based interoperability in exchanging building information models between various tools, and in implementing tools which consume BIM models, particularly using the industry standard IFC data modelling format. We report on the successes and challenges in these endeavours, as the industry endeavours to move further towards fully digitised information exchange.

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ID Code: 37725
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Interoperability, Building Information Modelling
DOI: 10.1007/s10270-010-0178-4
ISSN: 1619-1366
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) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:34

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