LBD server: Visualising Building Graphs in web-based environments using semantic graphs and glTF-models

Andrew Malcolm, Jeroen Werbrouck, Pieter Pauwels

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Over the last years, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been increasingly adopted in building projects for its benefits to collaboration and associated risk mitigation. Recent work is trying to make this data available over the web (web-based BIM applications). Most notable in making building data web-ready is the Linked Building Data (LBD) initiative. This group has worked on a number of vocabularies and ontologies, thereby starting from a linked data approach (RDF graphs), aiming at representing building data on the web. Yet, a platform is needed that allows to manage the available linked building data, including 3D geometric visualisation, which is the topic of this article: a LBD server. The LBD server is a web-based application which allows users to upload building data and visualise their geometric representation in a graphical user interface, thereby also enabling to link to this data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Methods in Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Formal Methods in Architecture (5FMA), Lisbon 2020
EditorsSara Eloy, David Leite Viana, Franklim Morais
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-57509-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-57508-3
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event5th Symposium Formal Methods in Architecture - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 15 Oct 202016 Oct 2020
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI)
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


Conference5th Symposium Formal Methods in Architecture
Abbreviated title5FMA
Internet address


  • IfcOWL
  • Linked building data
  • Web-based BIM
  • Xeogl


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