Industry foundation classes: A standardized data model for the vendor-neutral exchange of digital building models

André Borrmann, Jakob Beetz, Christian Koch, Thomas Liebich, Sergej Muhic

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33 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) provide a comprehensive, standardized data format for the vendor-neutral exchange of digital building models. Accordingly, it is an essential basis for the establishment of Big Open BIM. This chapter describes in detail the structure of the datamodel and its use for the semantic and geometric description of a building and its building elements. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the IFC data model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Information Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Foundations and Industry Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages81-126
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)9783319928623
ISBN (Print)9783319928616
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2018

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