Identifying concepts and relationships in building codes: classification system approach

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TypeArticle
Journal titleInternational Journal of Construction Information Technology
ISSN0968-0365
Volume1
Issue3
Pages5372; # of pages: 20
SubjectCodes and Standards; Codes & guides; Codes et normes
AbstractBuilding codes, standards and regulations are an essential part of the construction process. Primarily dealing with new construction and life safety, the building code is one of the factors dictating the direction of architectural and engineering design. There is considerable design information and knowledge contained in these documents and they are difficult to represent using traditional computer systems. Expert systems have been used to model small domain applications in building codes but do not model the macro environment of a building code or formalize the intricate interweaving and relationships of the ingrained knowledge. The National Building Code of Canada Classification System uses a rigorous investigation methodology to identify concepts / objects in the building code and their relationships and properties. The author describes the classification system methodology and the data storage requirements. Examples derived from the National Building Code of Canada demonstrate how concepts are identified, tested, validated and recorded.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-3474
NRC number36928
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NPARC number20358465
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Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2016-05-09
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