A Semantic Data Model to Represent Building Material Data in AEC Collaborative Workflows

Prathap Valluru, Janakiram Karlapudi, Karsten Menzel, Teemu Mätäsniemi, Jari Shemeika

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Abstract

The specification of building material is required in multiple phases of engineering and construction projects towards holistic BIM implementations. Building material information plays a vital role in design decisions by enabling different simulation processes, such as energy, acoustic, lighting, etc. Utilization and sharing of building material information between stakeholders are some of the major influencing factors on the practical implementation of the BIM process. Different meta-data schemas (e.g. IFC) are usually available to represent and share material information amongst partners involved in a construction project. However, these schemas have their own constraints to enable efficient data sharing amongst stakeholders. This paper explains these constraints and proposes a methodological approach for the representation of material data using semantic web concepts aiming to support the sharing of BIM data and interoperability enhancements in collaboration workflows. As a result, the DICBM (https://w3id.org/digitalconstruction/BuildingMaterials) ontology was developed which improves the management of building material information in the BIM-based collaboration process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoosting Collaborative Networks 4.0 - 21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Angel Ortiz
PublisherSpringer
Pages133-142
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030624118
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 23 Nov 202025 Nov 2020

Publication series

SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume598
ISSN1868-4238

Conference

Conference21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period23/11/2025/11/20

Keywords

  • BIM
  • Building material ontology
  • Data sharing
  • IFC
  • Linked data

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