Model interoperability in building information modelling

Steel, Jim, Drogemuller, Robin and Toth, Bianca (2011) Model interoperability in building information modelling. Software and Systems Modeling, 11 1: 99-109. doi:10.1007/s10270-010-0178-4

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Author Steel, Jim
Drogemuller, Robin
Toth, Bianca
Title Model interoperability in building information modelling
Journal name Software and Systems Modeling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1619-1366
1619-1374
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10270-010-0178-4
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 99
End page 109
Total pages 11
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 120101 Architectural Design
080309 Software Engineering
Formatted 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 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.
© Springer-Verlag 2010
Keyword Model-driven engineering
Interoperability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online 07 October 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Non HERDC
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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