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.
|Title of host publication||Fusion : Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe|
|Editors||Emine Mine Thompson|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publisher||eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and ITU / YTU|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||The 32nd eCAADe Conference: Fusion - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 Sep 2014 → 12 Sep 2014
Conference number: 32nd
|Conference||The 32nd eCAADe Conference|
|City||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Period||10/09/2014 → 12/09/2014|
- Building Information Modelling
- Information query
- Data extraction
Tamke, M., Myrup Jensen, M., Beetz, J., Krijnen, T., & Fjeld Edvardsen, D. (2014). Building information deduced: State and potentials for Information query in building information modelling. In E. M. Thompson (Ed.), Fusion: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (Vol. 2, pp. 375-384). eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and ITU / YTU.