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Paper w78-2011-Paper-24:
Classification of Building Object Types Misconceptions, challenges and opportunities

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K Joergensen

Classification of Building Object Types Misconceptions, challenges and opportunities

Abstract:Development of the existing classification systems has been very difficult and time consuming tasks, where many considerations have been taken and many compromises have been made. The results reveal that, although the theoretical foundation was clarified, many deviations and shortcuts have been made. This is certainly the case in the Danish development. Based on the theories about these abstraction mechanisms, the basic principles for classification systems are presented and the observed misconceptions are analyses and explained. Furthermore, it is argued that the purpose of classification systems has changed and that new opportunities should be explored. Some proposals for new applications are presented and carefully aligned with IT opportunities. Especially, the use of building modelling will give new benefits and many of the traditional uses of classification systems will instead be managed by software applications and on the basis of building models.Classification systems with taxonomies of building object types have many application opportunities but can still be beneficial in data exchange between building construction partners. However, this will be performed by new methods and in strong connection with databases holding a wide range of object types.

Keywords:classification, composition, taxonomy, building object, building model

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