In his research, he investigates how and to what extent information system support may be provided for architecture and construction. This research explores the usage of information management techniques, particularly including semantic web technologies and linked data, for design decision support.
Major topics in his research interest are:
- Linked Building Data
- Semantic Web technologies
- (Design) Decision Support
- AI for Construction
- Creativity and Cognition in Design and Engineering
We need distributed building data over the web in response to today's challenge in the construction industry
Pieter Pauwels works as an Associate Professor at the Department of the Built Environment at TU Eindhoven as well as Guest Professor at Ghent University. His work and interests are in information system support for the building life-cycle (architectural design, construction, building operation). He is involved in a number of industry-oriented research projects on topics affiliated to AI in construction, design thinking, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Linked Building Data (LBD), Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC), and Semantic Web technologies.
Semantic web technologies in AEC industry: a literature reviewAutomation in Construction (2017)
A performance benchmark over semantic rule checking approaches in construction industryAdvanced Engineering Informatics (2017)
Supporting decision-making in the building life-cycle using linked building dataBuildings (2014)
EXPRESS to OWL for construction industry: towards a recommendable and usable ifcOWL ontologyAutomation in Construction (2016)
A semantic rule checking environment for building performance checkingAutomation in Construction (2011)
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