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A Better BIM: Ideas from other Industries Robert Amor

Summary: A Better BIM: Ideas from other Industries
Robert Amor
Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
Email: trebor@cs.auckland.ac.nz
The architecture, engineering, construction and facility management (A/E/C-FM)
industries have the opportunity to interoperate with software tools which utilise the
IFC standard building information model (BIM). However, within the companies and
projects which are currently using this standard there have been a number of issues
raised with an impact on achievable interoperability. At the time that the IFC
specifiers look at approaches to address these interoperability issues it is worth
looking at other industries, who also have complex models and high reliability
requirements, to see how whether there are lessons which can be learnt. In this paper
the healthcare and manufacturing domains are surveyed in regards to their
interoperability, conformance and certification approaches and novel ideas from these
industries are presented for consideration of the A/E/C-FM industries and the
developers of the IFC. A number of these approaches would argue for a restructuring
of responsibilities between standards setting and certification, and others propose
further development of freely available resources for all in the industry.


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


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences