Automated generation of a model view definition from an information delivery manual using idmXSD and buildingSMART data dictionary

Seungwoo Son, Ghang Lee, Jeaeun Jung, Jungdae Kim, Kahyun Jeon

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The development of an integrated information delivery manual (IDM) and model view definition (MVD) using the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) as a lexicon has been identified as an ideal way of developing IDMs and MVDs. Several previous studies proposed methods to integrate the IDM and MVD development process. However, they were inherently limited in various ways because they were proposed before the core relevant technologies were ready. This study proposes an integrated IDM and MVD development method using bSDD as a lexicon based on three international standards—ISO 12006-3, ISO 16739-1, and ISO 29481-3. In particular, ISO 29481-3 is deployed as a core data schema to integrate the entire process. ISO 29481-3, of which the authors were the main developers, is a new ISO standard that specifies the information delivery manual XML schema definition (idmXSD). In addition, the concept-based MVD generation algorithm was adopted to generate a syntactically valid MVD. The proposed method was validated against the basic Facility Management (FM) Handover MVD and the Construction–Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) MVD. The proposed approach is expected to help facilitate the development of IDM and MVD by allowing developers to utilize bSDD as a common lexicon and share and repurpose existing IDMs and their relationships to MVDs in a machine-readable format using idmXSD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101731
JournalAdvanced Engineering Informatics
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant (grant number 21AUDP-B127891-05) from the Architecture & Urban Development Research Program funded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Korean government and by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2021R1A2C3008209). We would like to thank Cospec Innolab and BIM Peers for their help and support.

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© 2022 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Building and Construction
  • Artificial Intelligence


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