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The use of Building Information Management (BIM) has become mainstream in many countries. Exchanging data in open standards like the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) is seen as the only workable solution for collaboration. To define information needs for collaboration, many organizations are now documenting what kind of data they need for their purposes. Currently practitioners define their requirements often a) in a format that cannot be read by a computer; b) by creating their own definitions that are not shared. This paper proposes a bottom up solution for the definition of new building concepts a property. The authors have created a prototype implementation and will elaborate on the capturing of information specifications in the future.
Léon van Berlo (*1), Peter Willems (*1) and Pieter Pauwels (*2)
*1 Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research TNO
*2 Ghent University, Dept. of Architecture and Urban Planning