Building information deduced : state and potentials for Information query in building information modelling

Conference Contribution

Tamke, M., Jensen, M.M., Beetz, J., Krijnen, T.F. & Edvardsen, D.F (2014). Building information deduced : state and potentials for Information query in building information modelling. In E.M. Thompson (Ed.), Fusion : Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference, 10-12 Oktober 2014, Newcastle upon Tyne, England (pp. 375-384). Read more: Medialink/Full text

Abstract

 

In recent years, Building Information Models have become commonplace in building profession. The extensive use and increasing experience with BIM models offers new perspectives and potentials for design and planning. A recent stakeholder study conducted by the authors of this paper show that in practice models are no longer solely observed as culmination of knowledge in a 3d representation of future built structures, but as a source of information in itself. Experienced users of BIM want to Find Information within a model or across a set of these and Compare models in order to evaluate states of a model, differences in separate models or models from different point of time. Current BIM tools support both modes only in a rudimentary form. This paper discusses current modes of information query within and across BIM models, shows beneficial scenarios for building and planning practice through customised queries and exemplifies these on the base of a scripted tool. This customized approach is used to test approaches for a machine-based assessment of Level of detail and BIM-readiness in BIM models.