INTEROPERABILITY FOR THE DESIGN AND
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THROUGH
SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGY
Pieter Pauwels
Ronald De Meyer
J...
Interoperability issues in construction industry
Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Information exchange: Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
Current situation in construction industry
UGent MultiMediaLab
http://multimedialab.elis.ugent.be/

Dr. Ir. Davy Van Deursen, Ir. Ruben Verborgh, Dr. Ir. Jos de Roo
...
Possible enhancements through
a semantic web approach

?
Overview

1. What have we made available?
2. Using the information in applications
1.
2.

Querying
Reasoning

3. Parallel ...
IFC/RDF graph

?
Upload IFC information into IFC/RDF graph
http://ninsuna.elis.ugent.be/IfcRDFService
Browse IFC/RDF graph
http://ninsuna.elis.ugent.be/rdf/page/ifc/
IFC2X3_TC1/ifcBuilding_36
Architectural Information Modelling (AIM) graph

?
A schema for architectural design information
Overview

1. What have we made available?
2. Using the information in applications
1.
2.

Querying
Reasoning

3. Parallel ...
Querying
Game engine interface on IFC/RDF graph

P. Pauwels, R. De Meyer, J. Van Campenhout
Visualisation of semantic architectural...
Reasoning
Acoustic performance checking

P. Pauwels, D. Van Deursen, R. Verstraeten, J. De Roo,
R. De Meyer, R. Van de Walle, J. Van...
Overview

1. What have we made available?
2. Using the information in applications
1.
2.

Querying
Reasoning

3. Parallel ...
Parrallel descriptions
IFC/RDF + AIM/RDF

?
Parallel descriptions of information :
IFC/RDF graph + AIM/RDF

AIM/RDF

IFC/RDF
Conclusion

Relying on semantic web descriptions can address
interoperability issues in construction industry more
appropr...
Parrallel descriptions
IFC/RDF + X3D/RDF + STL/RDF

?
Parallel descriptions of information :
IFC/RDF + X3D/RDF + STL/RDF

STL/RDF

X3D/RDF

IFC/RDF
Thank you
Pieter Pauwels
pipauwel.pauwels@ugent.be
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Interoperability for the design and construction industry through semantic web technology

  1. 1. INTEROPERABILITY FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THROUGH SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGY Pieter Pauwels Ronald De Meyer Jan Van Campenhout 5th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technology Saarbrücken, Germany, 1-3 December 2010.
  2. 2. Interoperability issues in construction industry
  3. 3. Building Information Modelling (BIM) Information exchange: Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
  4. 4. Current situation in construction industry
  5. 5. UGent MultiMediaLab http://multimedialab.elis.ugent.be/ Dr. Ir. Davy Van Deursen, Ir. Ruben Verborgh, Dr. Ir. Jos de Roo Prof. Dr. Ir. Rik Van de Walle UGent SmartLab http://smartlab.elis.ugent.be/ Ir. Arch. Pieter Pauwels, Ir. Arch. Ruben Verstraeten, Ir. Arch. Tine Jonckheere Prof. Dr. Ronald De Meyer, Prof. Dr. Ir. Jan Van Campenhout
  6. 6. Possible enhancements through a semantic web approach ?
  7. 7. Overview 1. What have we made available? 2. Using the information in applications 1. 2. Querying Reasoning 3. Parallel descriptions of information
  8. 8. IFC/RDF graph ?
  9. 9. Upload IFC information into IFC/RDF graph http://ninsuna.elis.ugent.be/IfcRDFService
  10. 10. Browse IFC/RDF graph http://ninsuna.elis.ugent.be/rdf/page/ifc/ IFC2X3_TC1/ifcBuilding_36
  11. 11. Architectural Information Modelling (AIM) graph ?
  12. 12. A schema for architectural design information
  13. 13. Overview 1. What have we made available? 2. Using the information in applications 1. 2. Querying Reasoning 3. Parallel descriptions of information
  14. 14. Querying
  15. 15. Game engine interface on IFC/RDF graph P. Pauwels, R. De Meyer, J. Van Campenhout Visualisation of semantic architectural information within a game engine environment 10th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (2010)
  16. 16. Reasoning
  17. 17. Acoustic performance checking P. Pauwels, D. Van Deursen, R. Verstraeten, J. De Roo, R. De Meyer, R. Van de Walle, J. Van Campenhout A semantic rule checking environment for building performance checking, Automation in Construction 2010
  18. 18. Overview 1. What have we made available? 2. Using the information in applications 1. 2. Querying Reasoning 3. Parallel descriptions of information
  19. 19. Parrallel descriptions IFC/RDF + AIM/RDF ?
  20. 20. Parallel descriptions of information : IFC/RDF graph + AIM/RDF AIM/RDF IFC/RDF
  21. 21. Conclusion Relying on semantic web descriptions can address interoperability issues in construction industry more appropriately BUT: A lot of work still needs to be done!
  22. 22. Parrallel descriptions IFC/RDF + X3D/RDF + STL/RDF ?
  23. 23. Parallel descriptions of information : IFC/RDF + X3D/RDF + STL/RDF STL/RDF X3D/RDF IFC/RDF
  24. 24. Thank you Pieter Pauwels pipauwel.pauwels@ugent.be

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