Entity-Based MVD Concept Module Generation for Development of New BIM Data Exchange Standards

Yong Cheol Lee, Pedram Ghannad, Moeid Shariatfar, Jiansong Zhang, Jin Kook Lee

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Abstract

Model view definitions (MVDs) in various domains have been developed under the IFC schema, as subset standards for their respective domain-specific BIM data exchanges. To avoid repetitive definitions of data exchange requirements, numerous concepts that entail modularized definitions for entities, attributes, relationships, and properties have been employed to construct MVDs. However, the lack of a framework for solid MVD development and concept reuse has resulted in an inconsistent data mapping among information delivery manuals and MVDs and caused heterogeneous MVD definitions and structures. To address this demanding issue, this study proposes an entity-based MVD integration approach that generates encapsulated MVD concept modules and provides semantic query features allowing MVD developers to identify targeted concepts from an existing MVD concept library and retrieve the associated concepts to develop a new MVD. By using an mvdXML format, this approach currently aggregates the following three MVDs: precast/pre-stressed concrete, steel, and concrete domains. This new approach is expected to facilitate MVD development by providing reusable concept modules to initiate MVD development from other domains' predefined MVDs by retrieving their concepts and giving them opportunities to confirm the accuracy and integrity of an MVD according to other domains' ones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering 2019
Subtitle of host publicationVisualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019
EditorsYong K. Cho, Fernanda Leite, Amir Behzadan, Chao Wang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages464-472
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482421
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation, i3CE 2019 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 2019 Jun 172019 Jun 19

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019

Conference

ConferenceASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation, i3CE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period19/6/1719/6/19

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Electronic data interchange
Precast concrete
Prestressed concrete

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Lee, Y. C., Ghannad, P., Shariatfar, M., Zhang, J., & Lee, J. K. (2019). Entity-Based MVD Concept Module Generation for Development of New BIM Data Exchange Standards. In Y. K. Cho, F. Leite, A. Behzadan, & C. Wang (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019 (pp. 464-472). (Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482421.059
Lee, Yong Cheol ; Ghannad, Pedram ; Shariatfar, Moeid ; Zhang, Jiansong ; Lee, Jin Kook. / Entity-Based MVD Concept Module Generation for Development of New BIM Data Exchange Standards. Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019. editor / Yong K. Cho ; Fernanda Leite ; Amir Behzadan ; Chao Wang. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2019. pp. 464-472 (Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019).
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Lee, YC, Ghannad, P, Shariatfar, M, Zhang, J & Lee, JK 2019, Entity-Based MVD Concept Module Generation for Development of New BIM Data Exchange Standards. in YK Cho, F Leite, A Behzadan & C Wang (eds), Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019. Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 464-472, ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation, i3CE 2019, Atlanta, United States, 19/6/17. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482421.059

Entity-Based MVD Concept Module Generation for Development of New BIM Data Exchange Standards. / Lee, Yong Cheol; Ghannad, Pedram; Shariatfar, Moeid; Zhang, Jiansong; Lee, Jin Kook.

Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019. ed. / Yong K. Cho; Fernanda Leite; Amir Behzadan; Chao Wang. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2019. p. 464-472 (Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019).

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Lee YC, Ghannad P, Shariatfar M, Zhang J, Lee JK. Entity-Based MVD Concept Module Generation for Development of New BIM Data Exchange Standards. In Cho YK, Leite F, Behzadan A, Wang C, editors, Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2019. p. 464-472. (Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482421.059