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Title: Experimental building information models
Authors: Johnson, Mark
Fallon, Kristine K.
Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Sustainable buildings
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: Abstract: In a previous Army research project, a core life-cycle building information model (BIM) was developed based on example models for three specific buildings: a Duplex Apartment, a Clinic, and an Office. These models were developed inconsistently over time by different modelers and contain a various levels of detail and quality of content across disciplines. This report documents the development and creation of three building information models that include information for architectural, structural, plumbing, electrical, heating, and ventilating. The three buildings are a family housing unit, a small office building, and a medical clinic. The authors developed a set of electronic building components, or common object library, and necessary setup protocols, and created a model-development plan to provide guidance to modelers. These guidelines may be helpful to designers and BIM managers to successfully create models that comply with Industry Foundation Class (IFC) based standards such as the Facility Management Handover Model View Defintion or Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) format.
Description: Contract Report
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