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The Feasibility of a BIM-Driven Approach to Support Building Subdivision Workflows—Case Study of Victoria, Australia

Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA), Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Land Use Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), 2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(11), 499;
Received: 9 October 2019 / Revised: 28 October 2019 / Accepted: 31 October 2019 / Published: 4 November 2019
Cities are facing dramatic challenges due to population growth and the massive development of high-rises and complex structures, both above and below the ground surface. Decision-makers require access to an efficient land and property information system, which is digital, three-dimensional (3D), spatially accurate, and dynamic containing interests in land (rights, restrictions and responsibilities—RRRs) to manage the legal and physical complexities of urban environments. However, at present, building subdivision workflows only support the two-dimensional (2D) building subdivision plans in PDF or image formats. These workflows result in a number of issues, such as the plan preparation being complex, the examination process being labor intensive and requiring technical expertise, information not being easily reusable by all subdivision stakeholders, queries, analyses, and decision-making being inefficient, and the RRRs interpretation being difficult. The aim of this research is to explore the potential of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its open standards to support the building subdivision workflows. The research that is presented in this paper proposes a BIM-driven building subdivision workflow, evaluated through a case study in the state of Victoria, Australia. The results of the study confirmed that the proposed workflow could provide a feasible integrated mechanism for stakeholders to share, document, visualize, analyze, interpret, and reuse 3D digital cadastral data over the lifespan of a building subdivision project. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D cadastre; workflow; building subdivision; BIM; Victoria 3D cadastre; workflow; building subdivision; BIM; Victoria
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Olfat, H.; Atazadeh, B.; Shojaei, D.; Rajabifard, A. The Feasibility of a BIM-Driven Approach to Support Building Subdivision Workflows—Case Study of Victoria, Australia. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 499.

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