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Publication Detail
A dependency network description of building information models
  • Publication Type:
    Conference
  • Authors:
    Al-Sayed K, Bew M, Penn A
  • Publisher:
    ICE Publishing
  • Publication date:
    21/06/2016
  • Place of publication:
    Cambridge, UK
  • Published proceedings:
    Transforming the future of infrastructure through smarter information: Proceedings of the international conference on smart infrastructure and construction
  • Editors:
    Mair RJ,Soga K,Jin Y,Parlikad AL,Schooling JM
  • ISBN-13:
    9780727761279
  • Status:
    Published
  • Name of conference:
    International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC)
  • Conference place:
    Cambridge, UK
  • Conference start date:
    27/06/2016
  • Conference finish date:
    29/06/2016
  • Language:
    English
  • Keywords:
    BIM, dependency networks
Abstract
The pervasive deployment of “smart building” projects world-wide is driving innovation on many fronts including; technology, telematics, engineering and entrepreneurship. This paper focuses on the technical and engineering perspectives of BIM, by extending building morphology studies as to respond to the challenges posed by Big Data, and smart infrastructure. The proposed framework incorporates theoretical and modelling descriptions to verify how network-based models can act as the backbone skeletal representation of building complexity, and yet relate to environmental performance and smart infrastructure. The paper provides some empirical basis to support data information models through building dependency networks as to represent the relationships between different existing and smart infrastructure components. These dependency networks are thought to inform decisions on how to represent building data sets in response to different social and environmental performance requirements, feeding that into void and solid descriptions of data maturity models. It is concluded that network-based models are fundamental to comprehend and represent the complexity of buildings and inform architectural design and public policy practices, in the design and operation phases of infrastructure projects.
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