Algorithm for efficiently extracting IFC building elements from an IFC building model

Jongsung Won, Ghang Lee

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Abstract

This research proposed two algorithms, which may reduce the size of IFC files, by extracting only the information requested by each project participant. The extraction algorithms could help to increase the productivity related to the exchange project information between them. One of the algorithms extracted entities related to the required building elements and instances recursively explain these entities from an IFC file. The other one eliminated the unnecessary entities and instances from the file. This research compared the IFC file extracted by the two algorithms to identify the more efficient algorithm. The extraction algorithm was more efficient than the elimination algorithm because the size of an IFC file through the extraction algorithm was almost 1/11 of the file size when the elimination algorithm was used. The identified algorithm could reduce the file size to 8.7 of the original size when extracting information related to the slab element in an IFC file.

Original languageEnglish
Pages713-719
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 29
Event2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 192011 Jun 22

Other

Other2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period11/6/1911/6/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Won, J., & Lee, G. (2011). Algorithm for efficiently extracting IFC building elements from an IFC building model. 713-719. Paper presented at 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Miami, FL, United States. https://doi.org/10.1061/41182(416)88