Integration of data and processes of AEC projects using the industry foundation classes

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Conference6th Construction Specialty Conference: 02 June 2005, Toronto, Ontario
Pages110; # of pages: 10
Subjectintegrated project systems, data modeling, industry foundation classes
AbstractIntegration trends in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry are increasing the demands for the implementation and deployment of integrated project systems. Much of the research throughout the last decade was driven by the need to develop integrated project systems and standard industry-wide data models to support their development. Standard data models are widely recognized as the main enabling technology to develop integrated AEC systems. Most notable of these models is the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), developed by the International Alliance of Interoperability (IAI). This paper presents an implementation of the IFC classes to support the full integration of AEC projects data and processes. The paper also discusses an approach to link project design, scheduling, and cost data, and to enable bi-directional exchange of data between different systems.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48131
NPARC number20377068
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