Semantic 3D CAD and its applications in construction industry - An outlook of construction data visualization

Zhigang Shen, Raja R.A. Issa, Linxia Gu

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Abstract

In response to the need of using electronic design data directly in construction management applications, many CAD developers have started implementing semantic data models in their CAD products using industry foundation classes (IFCs). While helpful, these semantic CAD applications have limitations when used in actual construction practices. The case studies in the thesis indicated that: 1) the semantics of the current data model (IFC as an example) is not rich enough to cover the richer details of the real trade practices; 2) the current implementation of the semantic data model lacks the mechanism to provide multiple trades views at various detailed levels. This paper also provided suggestions for the future development of semantic data model of construction industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Information Systems - 9th International Conference, VISUAL 2007, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages461-467
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783540764137
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event9th International Conference on Visual Information Systems, VISUAL 2007 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jun 28 2007Jun 29 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4781 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Visual Information Systems, VISUAL 2007
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period6/28/076/29/07

Keywords

  • 3D CAD
  • Construction
  • Data visualization
  • IFC
  • Semantic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Shen, Z., Issa, R. R. A., & Gu, L. (2007). Semantic 3D CAD and its applications in construction industry - An outlook of construction data visualization. In Advances in Visual Information Systems - 9th International Conference, VISUAL 2007, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 461-467). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4781 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76414-4_45