||A prototype distributed CIC system based on IAI standards
||Gorlick A L, Froese T M
||A prototype Computer Integrated Construction system is being developedthat models building product and process information using InternationalAlliance for Interoperability standards. The goal of this research is toprovide a window into the future of how these standards can be applied inthe construction industry. The prototype consists of a project database thatis structured according to a common project schema or project data model.The schema is based on emerging International Alliance for Interoperabilitystandard models but it is implemented in a way that allows the dynamicdevelopment of the schema (and even of its underlying metamodel) withoutdestroying the information in the database in order to support on-goingwork in the development of information model standards. The system ismodular in nature so that it can be supplemented with plug-in tools toaccomplish a variety of project management tasks. It is served over the webthrough a combination of Microsoft's Active-X Data Object technology anda lightweight version of ISO STEP's Standard Data Access Interface. Datasets served to the client are wrapped in the Extensible Markup Language toallow for the self-description of information.
|Year of publication:
Gorlick A L, Froese T M (1999).
A prototype distributed CIC system based on IAI standards. Lacasse M A, Vanier D J (ed.); Information technology in construction, volume 4, ISBN 0-660-17743-9; Vancouver, May 30 - June 3, Canada (ISSN: 2706-6568),