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Title: Architecture for implementing IFC-based online construction product libraries
Authors: Owolabi, Abidemi
Anumba, Chimay J.
El-Hamalawi, Ashraf
Keywords: IFC
Product libraries
Integration
Data exchange and sharing
Multi-tier architecture
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction / © The authors
Citation: OWOLABI, A., ANUMBA, C.J. and EL-HAMALAWI, A., 2003. Architecture for implementing IFC-based online construction product libraries. Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 8, Special Issue, IFC - Product Models for the AEC Arena, pp. 201-218.
Abstract: Construction product information providers have responded to the demand for electronic delivery by providing online access, CD-ROMs and DVDs but these solutions have limited usability and are generally incapable of supporting prevalent and emerging industry practices. The product library implementations attempt to replicate the functionalities of the paper versions, which serve for independent specification and procurement but gives little thought to teams and tools integration through support for automated information exchange and sharing. The IFC standard provides common terminologies, technologies, syntax and semantics necessary to address present and future compatibility and integration issues, hence IFC-based implementation of product libraries have good prospect for meeting the industry requirements. This paper reviews current product information delivery methods and examines the applicability of the IFC and other standards. The requirements for IFC-based construction product libraries are identified and an architecture for realising the requirements was presented.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) and is also available at: http://www.itcon.org/2003/15
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5151
ISSN: 1874-4753
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