The IFC-Tunnel Project – Extending the IFC Standard to Enable High-Quality Exchange of Tunnel Information Models

André Borrmann, Michel Rives, Sergej Muhic, Lars Wikström, Jonas Weil

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Abstract

The paper reports on the buildingSMART International project IFC-Tunnel that is developing an extension of the vendor-neutral data exchange standard Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). The paper highlights the importance of a well-defined development process and the involvement of international domain experts. It discusses in detail the requirements analysis conducted as well as its outcome in terms of the tunnel types and the use cases covered. It subsequently reports on the conceptual model that includes all proposed extensions and modifications, as well as the alpha version of the EXPRESS encoding which will be integrated into future versions of the IFC standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Technology in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of ICCCBE 2022 - Volume 1
EditorsSebastian Skatulla, Hans Beushausen
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages487-516
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9783031353987
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Event19th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE 2022 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 26 Oct 202228 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume357
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE 2022
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period26/10/2228/10/22

Keywords

  • BIM
  • Geology model
  • Geotechnical model
  • Industry Foundation Classes
  • Tunnel Information Modeling
  • Underground Constructions
  • Voxel Geometry

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