SemCat: publishing and accessing building product information as linked data

Gudni Gudnason, Pieter Pauwels

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Abstract

Building product information is still mostly distributed, heterogeneous, unstructured, with inconsistent semantics and communicated using low technology means. Over the last decade, there has been little progress towards change. Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) practitioners still face challenges when searching and acquiring necessary information and re-using it in their ICT tools. Whilst manufacturer information is more focused on trade and business processes, the demand for precision technical data by designers and engineers is continually growing with more mature and complex standards and ICT tools used in energy performance analysis, life-cycle cost (LCC), life-cycle assessment (LCA) and BIM processes. The majority of product manufacturers are small, regional companies, many with limited ICT capabilities and resources to keep up with this growing demand. In this paper we report on an enhanced approach to provide standard structured building product information with consistent semantics across multidisciplinary processes. The approach is based on Linked Data technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2016)
EditorsSymeon Christodoulou, Raimar Scherer
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Pages659-666
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-03280-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM2016, 7-9 September 2016, Limassol, Cyprus - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
http://cyprusconferences.org/ecppm2016/

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM2016, 7-9 September 2016, Limassol, Cyprus
Abbreviated titleECPPM2016
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period7/09/169/09/16
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Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • BIM
  • life-cycle assessment
  • linked data
  • product data

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