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Title: Towards implementing integrated building product libraries
Authors: Owolabi, Abidemi
Anumba, Chimay J.
El-Hamalawi, Ashraf
Keywords: Building product modelling
Industry Foundation Classes
Product libraries
Data sharing
Multi-tier client/server application
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Emerald (previously published by Arnold)
Citation: OWOLABI, A.A., ANUMBA, C.J. and EL-HAMALAWI, A., 2003. Towards implementing integrated building product libraries. Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 3 (3), pp. 175-194.
Abstract: Electronic product catalogues and brochures are gaining popularity but there is little agreement on content, format and searching methods. This limits their usability and integration with existing construction software tools. This paper examines a productmodelling approach to delivering building product information and describes a proposed multi-tier client-server environment. ISO/STEP and IAI/IFC building product models are considered to facilitate representation, exchange and sharing of product information. The proposed architecture incorporates scalability with middleware components that would provide single or few points of entry to integrated product information. This paper is part of a research project, which builds on the results of related projects including ConstructIT Strategy, PROCAT-GEN, Active Catalog, COMBINE and ARROW, towards implementing the required software components.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, and the definitive version is available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/14714170310814927
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/14714170310814927
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5157
ISSN: 1471-4175
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)

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