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|Title:||Ontology for life-cycle modeling of water distribution systems : model view definition|
|Authors:||National Institute of Building Sciences (Washington, D.C.)|
Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.
Fallon, Kristine K.
Feldman, Robert A.
|Keywords:||Information exchange Interior plumbing systems Product data templates Guide specifications Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Building Information Modeling (BIM)|
|Publisher:||Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: Previous efforts by the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) to develop a life-cycle building model have resulted in the definition of a “core” building information model that contains general information describing facility assets such as spaces and equipment. To describe how facility assets (i.e., components) function together, information about assemblies of assets and their connections must also be defined. The definitions of assets, assemblies, and connections for the various building-information domains are discipline-specific. The work documented here addresses the process flow and data exchange requirements for the design of water distribution systems in typical Army facilities. This ontology advances the state of the art by defining an Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Model View for water system design, supporting end users in developing compliant BIM models, and suggesting potential areas of automation in water system design.
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