State-of-the-art analysis of product data definitions usage in BIM

Salla Palos

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This paper is conducted as literary research with the objective of comparing and analyzing stateof- the-art BIM related product data definition methods and evaluating their potential in construction supply chains. Large number of product types, national codes, classification systems; and the need to support multiple languages, cause construction industry supply chains to be more fragmented than in manufacturing industry. Product libraries entail some essential information contents, which have been recognized as: identification, classification, composition and performance. Product data significance is found from its availability through the life cycle of the building. The life cycle availability point of view is emphasized in product library applications and software interoperability. Software has to be able to identify the terms of product comparability within searches and data exchange, and instance them into software objects. To enable the software vendors and product manufacturers to output interoperable data, BIM based procedures require commonly agreed information exchange methods
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2012, ECPPM 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2012 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 25 Jul 201227 Jul 2012


Conference9th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2012
Abbreviated titleECPPM 2012


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