Building Lifecycle Management System for Enhanced Closed Loop Collaboration

  • Sylvain KublerEmail author
  • Andrea Buda
  • Jérémy Robert
  • Kary Främling
  • Yves Le Traon
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 492)


In the past few years, the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry has carried out efforts to develop BIM (Building Information Modelling) facilitating tools and standards for enhanced collaborative working and information sharing. Lessons learnt from other industries and tools such as PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) – established tool in manufacturing to manage the engineering change process – revealed interesting potential to manage more efficiently the building design and construction processes. Nonetheless, one of the remaining challenges consists in closing the information loop between multiple building lifecycle phases, e.g. by capturing information from middle-of-life processes (i.e., use and maintenance) to re-use it in end-of-life processes (e.g., to guide disposal decision making). Our research addresses this lack of closed-loop system in the AEC industry by proposing an open and interoperable Web-based building lifecycle management system. This paper gives (i) an overview of the requirement engineering process that has been set up to integrate efforts, standards and directives of both the AEC and PLM industries, and (ii) first proofs-of-concept of our system implemented on two distinct campus.


Product Lifecycle Management Internet of Things Building lifecycle management Interoperability Quality Function Deployment 



The research leading to this publication is supported by the National Research Fund Luxembourg (grant 9095399) and the EU’s H2020 Programme (grant 688203).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Kubler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Buda
    • 2
  • Jérémy Robert
    • 1
  • Kary Främling
    • 2
  • Yves Le Traon
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Centre for Security Reliability and TrustUniversity of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceAalto, School of ScienceEspooFinland

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