Analyzing and defining information requirements of knowledge intensive construction management tasks on BIM

Nepal, Madhav Prasad (2013) Analyzing and defining information requirements of knowledge intensive construction management tasks on BIM. In CIB W78 30th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, 9-12 October 2013, Beijing, China.


With the increasing popularity and adoption of building information modeling (BIM), the amount of digital information available about a building is overwhelming. Enormous challenges remain however in identifying meaningful and required information from a complex BIM model to support a particular construction management (CM) task. Detailed specifications of information required by different construction domains and expressive and easy-to-use BIM reasoning mechanisms are seen as an important means in addressing these challenges. This paper analyzes some of the characteristics and requirements of component-specific construction knowledge in relation to the current work practice and BIM-based applications. It is argued that domain ontologies and information extraction approaches, such as queries could significantly bring much needed support for knowledge sharing and integration of information between design, construction and facility management.

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ID Code: 61860
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Construction management, Building information modeling, digital model, building, construction knowledge
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900) > Technology not elsewhere classified (109999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2013 22:45
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 14:41

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