A BIM-Compatible Schema for Architectural Programming Information

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-47386-3_17

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 527)
Cite this paper as:
Barekati E., Clayton M.J., Yan W. (2015) A BIM-Compatible Schema for Architectural Programming Information. In: Celani G., Sperling D., Franco J. (eds) Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures. The Next City - New Technologies and the Future of the Built Environment. CAAD Futures 2015. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 527. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Architectural programming, although a key part of AECFM processes, has not been well integrated into Building Information Modeling (BIM). Having access to architectural programming information throughout the lifecycle of a building can add value to design evaluation, facility management, renovation and extension. There is not currently a comprehensive and standard data model to store architectural programming information. Our research is producing a universal format for an architectural program of requirements (UFPOR) that can connect the architectural programming information to the IFC BIM schema. The result is a data model for architectural programming that is inherently interoperable with BIM standard schema. A graphical user interface facilitates data creation and manipulation. The schema and effectiveness of the bridging fields has been tested by entering the content of three two different architectural programming documents into the UFPOR database.


BIM Architectural programming Data modelling Interoperability IFC 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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