Interoperability Assessment for Building Information Modelling
Marina Figueiredo Muller, Eduardo Rocha Loures, Osiris Canciglieri Junior
Marina Figueiredo Muller
Available Online April 2015.
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- Interoperability Assessment; Building Information Modelling; AEC Industry.
- The construction industry in its heterogeneity has a need for better communication and process coordination among stakeholders. This lack of coordination is due to barriers in interoperability in strategic, conceptual and technological perspectives. Interoperability is the ability for agents to communicate and exchange data, information and knowledge. Around this definition, literature suggests that Building Information Modelling (BIM) will play an important role in the development of interoperability in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Considering that barriers in interoperability can cause difficulties in the AEC industry (such as design overlapping, coordination issues and many kinds of financial loss), the need for a specific method and tools to assess the level of maturity in this field was perceived. This paper provides an approach to assess interoperability in the AEC domain. It is based on the concerns suggested by the main interoperability frameworks found in literature, such as the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). The interoperability assessment is then structured using the value levels (communication, coordination and cooperation) proposed by Grilo and Jardin-Goncalves  as maturity levels. The AEC attributes were then formatted in a multi-criteria decision making structure, AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process), from which specialists gave their opinion through a questionnaire to determine the perceived level of interoperability. The assessment and diagnosis stage of the research led to the conclusion that data interoperability is still the biggest issue, so a new method to assess interoperability between software and formats is described as a verification experiment, highlighting the main barriers in BIM.
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TY - CONF AU - Marina Figueiredo Muller AU - Eduardo Rocha Loures AU - Osiris Canciglieri Junior PY - 2015/04 DA - 2015/04 TI - Interoperability Assessment for Building Information Modelling BT - 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation PB - Atlantis Press SP - 224 EP - 231 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmra-15.2015.45 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmra-15.2015.45 ID - Muller2015/04 ER -