F. Shayeganfar, A. Mahdavi, G. Suter,A. Anjomshoaa
"Implementation of an IFD library using semenatic web technologies: A case study
Vortrag: ECPPM 2008 - eWork and eBusiness in architecture, Engineering and Construction, Sophia Antipolis, Frankreich; 10.09.2008 - 12.09.2008; in:"ECPPM 2008 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
", A.S. Zarli, R. Scherer (Hrg.); (2008), ISBN: 978-0-415-48245-5; S. 539 - 544.
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Information technology tools and methods have been in unse in building industry for over three decades. Utilization of IT tools such as computer-aided design applications in the building design phase is pervasive. However, CAD drawings do not suffice the requirments of effective building models. IAI IFC models have been introduced as means of providing a higher level of data integrity and utilization potential in all phases of the building life cycle. In this context, International Framework of Dictionaries (IFD) can enrich design tools with specifications beyond geometric information (e.g. material, construction, schedules). These libraries can be equipped with ontologies and shared on the web. Having a semantically enriched, searchable library of building products can support designers to efficiently select those products that best match design constraints and criteria pertaining to specific projects. In this paper, we will present a case study of an IFD library for a specific building component (skylights) that has been implemented based on Semantic Web technologies and shared via Web Services.