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Data Integration Methods 1
Monday, 26/July/2021:
11:00am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Pieter Pauwels

Subtopic: Knowledge Representation and Linked Data

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11:00am - 11:20am

BIM-kit: An Extendible Toolkit for Reasoning about Building Information Models

Christoph Sydora, Eleni Stroulia

University of Alberta, Canada

Since 2010, research on cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been receiving increased attention, motivated by the need to increase productivity through interoperability in the construction industry. To date, IFC is the de-facto standard for data exchange among tools in this domain. However, IFC is too large and not sufficiently specific to effectively support the management of a single building model by multiple tools. This paper proposes BIM-kit, a collaborative BIM platform based on a simple, modular data schema. In this research, we demonstrate how multiple task-specific tools can be used collectively and efficiently in a shared cloud-based BIM environment...

11:20am - 11:40am

Facilities management domain review: potential contributions towards digitalisation

Conor Shaw1, Flavia de Andrade Pereira1,3, Ciaran McNally2, James O'Donnell1

1School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and UCD Energy Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; 2School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; 3CARTIF Technology Centre, Energy Division, Valladolid, Spain

Digitisation within the facilities management (FM) sector has great potential to positively impact the environmental performance of the architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industry. Currently, the domain suffers from poor data integration with other disciplines and earlier life-cycle phases. Though solutions which address the interoperability issue are replete in the literature, there remains no comprehensive alignment. This domain review paper synthesises the key literature around digitisation within FM. In doing so, it outlines a broader working definition of FM, identifies key subtopics and gaps in knowledge and recommends a direction for future research contributions.

11:40am - 12:00pm

Enhancing BIM-Based QTO Using Visual Programing

Yasar Cepni, Asli Akcamete

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Cost estimation relies on the correctness of the material QTO, but human inclusion and limitations of the 2D environment reduce the accuracy of QTO results. Hence, BIM-based QTO has been playing a prominent role in the construction industry. Nevertheless, the quality of BIM models affects the accuracy of quantities. Even the software features somehow hinder the quantification process. Therefore, this research proposes a framework for quantifying architectural cladding materials using visual programing for contractors. It is consequently verified that the accuracy of QTO results is significantly increased, and the benefits and limitations of the pro-posed strategy are discussed in detail.

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