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In response to the need of using electronic design data directly in construction management applications, many CAD developers have started implementing semantic data models in their CAD products using industry foundation classes (IFCs). While helpful, these semantic CAD applications have limitations when used in actual construction practices. The case(More)
The transition to Building Information Modeling (BIM) represents a substantial shift from existing business practices in the architecture, engineering, construction, and facility operations (AECO) arena. While the move from drafting to computer aided design (CAD) sought to automate an existing business practice, successful BIM virtually builds a structure(More)
This paper reports on experience inducting subcontractor process ontologies as part of research on the SEEK: Scalable Extraction of Enterprise Knowledge project at the University of Florida. We briefly review approaches to ontology generation and the application of those approaches to product/process ontologies in the AEC arena as well as process-oriented(More)
The vision of semantic interoperability, the fluid sharing of digitalized knowledge, has led much research on ontol-ogy/schema mapping/aligning. Although this line of research is fundamental and has brought valuable contributions to this endeavor, it does not represent a solution to the challenge, semantic heterogeneity, since the performance of proposed(More)
In this paper, the authors discussed in detail about the framework of integrating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) with Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies. The proposed framework can be used in the computer-aided design, manufacturing, engineering, and installation processes. In specific, this paper explained how to use RFID technology(More)
The generation of concepts in the construction industry involves the interpretation of syntactically defined symbolic notations, such as logic, frames, semantic networks, natural language, and of other forms such as visual representations. These notations are deliberately organized to define concepts. Models as forms of representations are based on symbols(More)
The complexity, tight budget, and dynamic market of today's construction project require the seamless integration of both design and construction data, However, despite the availability of both digital design tools (various CAD applications) and digital project management tools (such as schedule software and construction management software), design data(More)
Continuing growth of energy use by commercial buildings has created a need to develop innovative techniques to reduce and optimize building energy use. Recently Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) have gained popularity because of increasing interest in building energy conservation and savings. In this study, a conceptual framework for real-time(More)