Considering the Feasibility of Semantic Model Design in the Built-Environment
AbstractBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of structuring, capturing, creating, and managing a digital representation of physical and/or functional characteristics of a built space . Current BIM has limited ability to represent dynamic semantics, social information, often failing to consider building activity, behavior and context; thus limiting integration with intelligent, built-environment management systems. Research, such as the development of Semantic Exchange Modules, and/or the linking of IFC with semantic web structures, demonstrates the need for building models to better support complex semantic functionality. To implement model semantics effectively, however, it is critical that model designers consider semantic information constructs. This paper discusses semantic models with relation to determining the most suitable information structure. We demonstrate how semantic rigidity can lead to significant long-term problems that can contribute to model failure. A sufficiently detailed feasibility study is advised to maximize the value from the semantic model. In addition we propose a set of questions, to be used during a model’s feasibility study, and guidelines to help assess the most suitable method for managing semantics in a built environment. View Full-Text
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Grzybek, H.; Xu, S.; Gulliver, S.; Fillingham, V. Considering the Feasibility of Semantic Model Design in the Built-Environment. Buildings 2014, 4, 849-879.
Grzybek H, Xu S, Gulliver S, Fillingham V. Considering the Feasibility of Semantic Model Design in the Built-Environment. Buildings. 2014; 4(4):849-879.Chicago/Turabian Style
Grzybek, Hubert; Xu, Shen; Gulliver, Stephen; Fillingham, Victoria. 2014. "Considering the Feasibility of Semantic Model Design in the Built-Environment." Buildings 4, no. 4: 849-879.