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IFCInfra4OM: An Ontology to Integrate Operation and Maintenance Information in Highway Information Modelling

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School of Geomatics and Surveying Engineering, Hassan II Institute of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Rabat 10112, Morocco
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Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(5), 305; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10050305
Received: 3 March 2021 / Revised: 28 April 2021 / Accepted: 2 May 2021 / Published: 6 May 2021
Building information modelling (BIM) is increasingly appropriate for infrastructure projects, and in particular for transport infrastructure. It is a digital solution that integrates the practices of the construction industry in facility management during the whole life cycle. This integration is possible through a single tool, which is the 3D digital model. Nevertheless, BIM standards, such as industry foundation classes, are still in the pipeline for infrastructure management. These standards do not fully meet the requirements of operation and maintenance of transport infrastructure. This paper shows how BIM could be implemented to address issues related to the operation and maintenance phase for transport infrastructure management. For this purpose, a new ontological approach, called Industry Foundation Classes for Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructures (IFCInfra4OM), is detailed. This ontology aims to standardise the use of building information modelling for operation and maintenance in road infrastructures. To highlight the interest of the proposed ontological approach, a building information model of a section on the A7 Agadir–Marrakech Highway in Morocco is produced according to IFCInfra4OM. The methodology is presented. The results obtained, including the IFCInfra4OM data model, are submitted. In the last section, an overview of the IFC extension approach is submitted. View Full-Text
Keywords: building information modelling; operation and maintenance; transport infrastructures; road; industry foundation classes (IFC); ontological approach; standard building information modelling; operation and maintenance; transport infrastructures; road; industry foundation classes (IFC); ontological approach; standard
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Ait-Lamallam, S.; Sebari, I.; Yaagoubi, R.; Doukari, O. IFCInfra4OM: An Ontology to Integrate Operation and Maintenance Information in Highway Information Modelling. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10, 305. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10050305

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Ait-Lamallam S, Sebari I, Yaagoubi R, Doukari O. IFCInfra4OM: An Ontology to Integrate Operation and Maintenance Information in Highway Information Modelling. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2021; 10(5):305. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10050305

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Ait-Lamallam, Sara, Imane Sebari, Reda Yaagoubi, and Omar Doukari. 2021. "IFCInfra4OM: An Ontology to Integrate Operation and Maintenance Information in Highway Information Modelling" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10, no. 5: 305. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10050305

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