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Interoperability in Building Construction Using Exchange Standards

  • W. M. Kim Roddis
  • Adolfo Matamoros
  • Paul Graham
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4200)

Abstract

Standard product and/or process models are a key enabling technology for the AEC industry to realize many of the benefits of more advanced computing approaches. The steel building industry has standardized on CIS/2. More broadly AEC has been striving to move IFCs into practice. STEP, the international product data standard ISO 10303, serves as the basic format for both CIS/2 and the IFCs. An overview of both formats accompanies example exchange files. An example one-way translation from CIS/2 to IFC2x3 illustrates some of the difficulties that must be overcome if the sought for harmonization of these standards is to be achieved.

Keywords

Building Information Model Building Construction Exchange Standard Exchange File Common Data Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Kim Roddis
    • 1
  • Adolfo Matamoros
    • 2
  • Paul Graham
    • 3
  1. 1.Professor and Chair, Civil & Environmental EngineeringThe George Washington UniversityWashington DC
  2. 2.Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural EngineeringThe University of KansasLawrence
  3. 3.Graduate Research Assistant, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural EngineeringThe University of KansasLawrence

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