Project Description

By Alan Redmond, Prof Alan Hore and Prof Mustafa Alshawi (2012)
The properties of BIM are parametric modelling providing tabular views of components and characteristic interaction with elements. However, the dilemma is how to share these properties of BIM applications on one single platform. The prospect of using remote data servers with web service applications provides a mechanism for exchanging data openly. The initial problem with IFCs is that they are not intended to store and carry all relevant data for all multi-featured construction processes. This papers focuses on the results of a semi-structured interview of 11 expert respondents, on using cloud computing as integration platform for BIM applications ‘Cloud BIM’. Automation in Construction, Vol 24, July 2012.