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eConstruct project summary for "onderzoeksschool bouw" / "research school for structural engineering" meeting, Zeist, October 2002

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  • econstruct summary

    1. 1. <ul><li>eConstruct: web supported communication and cooperation in building and construction </li></ul><ul><li>symposium research school structural engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Zeist </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday 24 october 2002 </li></ul>
    2. 2. eConstruct eCommerc e & eBusiness in the European Building and Construction Industry: Preparing for the Next Generation Internet (NGI) The European DG13 5 th Framework IST Programme Key Action II – New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce – Project No. IST-1999-10303
    3. 3. Contents <ul><li>Why eConstruct </li></ul><ul><li>What is needed to get it working? </li></ul><ul><li>Our tangible results </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why eConstruct? Contractor Manufacturer Portal Manufacturer Contractor Portal Portal Contractor Manufacturer €
    5. 5. Therefore eConstruct € Contractor Manufacturer Portal bcXML
    6. 6. What is needed? <ul><li>A communication grammar (bcxml) </li></ul><ul><li>A set of words (taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>A communication medium (software framework) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Grammar (bcXML) <ul><li>Generic bcXML Meta-Schema </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Called XTD – eXtensible Taxonomy Definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used as a dataformat for our taxonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>bcXML data format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generated from the taxonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><Object name=“door”/> => <Door> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for catalogues and queries </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. bcXML Glimpse <InnerDoor name=&quot; MyDoor &quot; externalReferences=&quot; http://www.bcXML.org/MyDoor.ppt &quot; > <EAN> <SingleValue>1234-abc-4321</SingleValue> </EAN> <height unit=&quot;m&quot;> <SingleValue>1.9</SingleValue> </height> <thickness unit=&quot;m&quot; prefix=&quot;c&quot;> <Range> <min>6</min> <max>8</max> </Range> </thickness> <rotation> <SingleValue>left</SingleValue> </rotation > <Hinge name=&quot; h1 &quot;> <weight unit=&quot;kg&quot;> <SingleValue>0.1</SingleValue> </weight> </Hinge> <Hinge name=&quot; h2 &quot; > <weight unit=&quot;kg&quot;> <SingleValue>0.1</SingleValue> </weight> </Hinge> </InnerDoor>
    9. 9. Set of words/concepts (Taxonomy) bcTaxonomy Dec omposition bc Dictionary Descriptions bc Vocabulary S pecialisation Abstraction (objects & (assigned) properties) Terms [eConstruct: “bcBuildingDefinitions”] Document References External Documents <ul><li>VRML </li></ul><ul><li>SVG </li></ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul><ul><li>DWG </li></ul><ul><li>DOC </li></ul><ul><li>XSL </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>Interrelation
    10. 10. Communication medium (software framework) Supplier Catalogue Server Catalogues Taxonomies Taxonomy Server Taxonomies Taxonomy Server Taxonomies Taxonomy Server Supplier Catalogue Server Supplier Catalogue Server Catalogues Catalogues  SW Clients Resource DB Server bcXML Browser Web Services Gateway
    11. 11. Results bcXML model 1 Project DB based on the EXPRESS Data Manager ™ 9 XML Server based on the EXPRESS Data Manager ™ 8 IfcBrowser 7 Virtual Reality Information Front-end 6 Computer Aided Selling application including the Catalogue Definer 5 LexiCon Explorer with bcXML taxonomy export 4 bcXML software architecture implementation (including taxonomyserver + query generator and catalogue server) 3 bcTaxonomy 2 Description of the Result
    12. 12. TNO IfcBrowser
    13. 13. bcXML example usage  Resource DB Server Supplier Catalogue Server Catalogues Taxonomies Taxonomy Server ProjectDB server bcXML Browser Web Services Gateway IFC browser
    14. 14. Want More Info ? <ul><li>http://www.eConstruct.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. bcxml .net (demo software) </li></ul><ul><li>Reinout van Rees </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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