Ontology for Life-Cycle Modeling of Water Distribution Systems: Model View Definition
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. The work documented here addresses the process flow and data exchange requirements for the design of water distribution systems in typical Army facilities. This ontology advances the state of the art by defining an Industry Foundation Class IFC Model View for water system design, supporting end users in developing compliant BIM models, and suggesting potential areas of automation in water system design.
- Information Science
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology