Accession Number : ADA580293
Title : Ontology for Life-Cycle Modeling of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems: Experimental Applications Using Revit
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : HITCHCOCK CONSULTING KELSEY CA
Personal Author(s) : Hitchcock, Robert J ; Nisbet, Nicholas ; Wilkins, Christopher ; Tanis, Matthew ; Haenninen, Reijo ; Laine, Tuomas
Report Date : Mar 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 80
Abstract : The development of an open ontology for the design phase of typical heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems was documented in ERDC-CERL Contract Report CR-12-2 (March 2012). It was developed following Information Delivery Manual (IDM) and Model View Definition (MVD) procedures defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the buildingSMART Alliance. The purpose of the work was to promote consistency and quality of content created for Building Information Models (BIMs) across various disciplines. The HVAC MVD was tested in a separate task, as documented in this report, through its implementation in three example BIMs based on experimental architectural models provided by ERDC-CERL. HVAC equipment and systems were added to those architectural models using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling package. Industry Foundation Class (IFC) models were then generated using the software s IFC export function and reviewed for compliance with the reference HVAC MVD.
Descriptors : *AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT , *ARMY FACILITIES , *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , DESIGN CRITERIA , DUCTS , HEATING , LESSONS LEARNED , LOADS(FORCES) , MODELS , OFFICE BUILDINGS , ONTOLOGY , PIPES , REGIONS , STRUCTURES , VENTILATION
Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE