Ontology for Life-Cycle Modeling of Electrical Distribution Systems: Application of Model View Definition Attributes
KRISTINE FALLON ASSOCIATES INC CHICAGO IL
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Previous efforts by the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory ERDC-CERL to develop a life-cycle building model have resulted in the definition of a core building information model that contains general information describing facility assets such as spaces and equipment. To describe how facility assets i.e., components function together, information about assemblies of assets and their connections must also be defined. The definitions of assets, assemblies, and connections for the various building-information domains are discipline-specific. Work documented in ERDCCERL CR-13-2 identified the processes and tasks specifically associated with the design of building electrical systems and the information exchange requirements for every participant in the design. The findings were used to develop an information-exchange Model View Definition MVD for building electrical systems. The objective of the current work was to document the steps needed to identify the electrical MVD attributes in three experimental building information models representing typical low-rise Army facilities, and to update the models. This work also validated the International Foundation Class IFC export function from the experimental models against the electrical MVD, and studied the requirements for creating computable open building models that can be utilized for the automated information exchanges.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution