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Proceedings of the CIB W78 2010: 27th International Conference Cairo, Egypt, 16-18 November
 

Summary: Proceedings of the CIB W78 2010: 27th
International Conference ­Cairo, Egypt, 16-18 November
AN OPEN REPOSITORY OF IFC DATA MODELS AND ANALYSES
TO SUPPORT INTEROPERABILITY DEPLOYMENT
Robert Amor, Associate Professor , trebor@cs.auckland.ac.nz
Johannes Dimyadi, Researcher, jdimyadi@gmail.com
Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
ABSTRACT
In order to promote interoperability through IFC-enabled design tools it is necessary to build confidence in the
ability of the available design tools. To date the potential user of such design tools would be reliant upon the
promotional material put out by the design tool vendor and the fact that they have been certified against a
particular version of the IFC by the IAI. Research over the last five years has shown that it is not sufficient to rely
upon the claims of vendors or the fact that a design tool has been certified against a particular standard. In a very
large organisation there may be the resources and expertise available to undertake in-house testing of design tools
to ensure they work sufficiently for the required purpose. However, this is beyond the means of the majority of
organisations in the industry.
There are a number of software utilities that support various aspects of IFC checking and use. These utilities
run the gamut of: counting entities within IFC data files; providing summary statistics for IFC data files;
providing metrics for information with IFC data files; determining the syntactic correctness of IFC data files;
determining redundancies within IFC data files; visualizing aspects of IFC data files; navigating IFC data files;

  

Source: Amor, Robert - Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences