1st Edition

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction: ECPPM 2016 Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2016), Limassol, Cyprus, 7-9 September 2016

Edited By Symeon Christodoulou, Raimar Scherer Copyright 2016

    eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2016 collects the papers presented at the 11th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling (ECPPM 2016, Cyprus, 7-9 September 2016), The contributions cover complementary thematic areas that hold great promise for the advancement of research and technological development in the modelling of complex engineering systems, encompassing a substantial number of high quality contributions on a large spectrum of topics pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, including:

    • Information and Knowledge Management
    • Construction Management
    • Description Logics and Ontology Application in AEC
    • Risk Management
    • 5D/nD Modelling, Simulation and Augmented Reality
    • Infrastructure Condition Assessment
    • Standardization of Data Structures
    • Regulatory and Legal Aspects
    • Multi-Model and distributed Data Management
    • System Identification
    • Industrialized Production, Smart Products and Services
    • Interoperability
    • Smart Cities
    • Sustainable Buildings and Urban Environments
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • BIM Implementation and Deployment
    • Building Performance Simulation
    • Intelligent Catalogues and Services


    Keynote speakers

    Data rich design, construction, and operations of sustainable buildings and infrastructure systems
    L. Soibelman

    Virtualizing infrastructure
    I. Brilakis

    What’s in a model? Intelligent semantic enrichment of BIM models
    R. Sacks

    Information & knowledge management (I)—technologies

    SimpleBIM: From full ifcOWL graphs to simplified building graphs
    P. Pauwels & A. Roxin

    IFC model checking based on mvdXML 1.1
    M. Weise, N. Nisbet, T. Liebich & C. Benghi

    Querying linked building data using SPARQL with functional extensions
    C. Zhang & J. Beetz

    Context aware information spaces through adaptive multimodel templates
    F. Hilbert & R.J. Scherer

    Access control for web of building data: Challenges and directions
    J. Oraskari & S. Törmä

    Collaboration and teamwork

    Integrated buildings and systems design: Approaches, tools, and actors
    A. Mahdavi & B. Rader

    Ecosystem and platform review for construction information sharing
    I. Peltomaa, M. Kiviniemi & J. Väre

    Building Information Modeling (BIM) for LEEDR IEQ category prerequisites and credits calculations
    G. Bergonzoni, M. Capelli, G. Drudi, S. Viani & F. Conserva

    Emotional intelligence—improving the performance of big room
    O. Alhava, E. Laine & A. Kiviniemi

    A comparative review of systemic innovation in the construction and film industries
    S.F. Sujan, G. Aksenova, A. Kiviniemi & S.W. Jones

    Information & knowledge management (II)—building and urban scale

    An agile process modelling approach for BIM projects
    U. Kannengiesser & A. Roxin

    Implications of a BIM-based facility management and operation practice for design-intent models
    P. Parsanezhad, V. Tarandi & Ö. Falk

    Seamless integration of common data environment access into BIM authoring applications: The BIM integration framework
    C. Preidel, A. Borrmann, C. Oberender & M. Tretheway

    Pragmatic use of LOD—a modular approach
    N. Treldal, F. Vestergaard & J. Karlshøj

    Identifying and addressing multi-source database inconsistencies: Evidences from global road safety information
    L. Dimitriou & P. Nikolaou

    Standardization of data structures and interoperability

    Facilitating the BIM coordinator and empowering the suppliers with automated data compliance checking
    L.A.H.M. van Berlo & E. Papadonikolaki

    DRUMBEAT platform—a web of building data implementation with backlinking
    N. Vu Hoang & S. Törmä

    A versatile and extensible solution to the integration of BIM and energy simulation
    D. Mazza, E. El Asmi, S. Robert, K. Zreik & B. Hilaire

    IfcTunnel—a proposal for a multi-scale extension of the IFC data model for shield tunnels under consideration of downward compatibility aspects
    S. Vilgertshofer, J.R. Jubierre & A. Borrmann

    Delivering of COBie data—focus on curtain walls and building envelopes
    J. Karlshøj, P. Borin, M. Carradori, M. Scotton & C. Zanchetta

    5D/nD modelling, simulation and augmented reality

    Software library for spatial-temporal modeling and reasoning
    V. Semenov, K. Kazakov, K. Petrishchev & V. Zolotov

    BIM registration methods for mobile augmented reality-based inspection
    M. Kopsida & I. Brilakis

    Generation of serious games environments from BIM for a virtual reality crisis-management system
    A. Wagner & U. Rüppel

    Simulation model generation combining IFC and CityGML data
    G.N. Lilis, G.I. Giannakis, K. Katsigarakis, G. Costa, Á. Sicilia, M.Á. Garcia-Fuentes & D.V. Rovas

    Information & knowledge management (III)—life cycle operations and energy efficiency

    Information requirement definition for BIM: A life cycle perspective
    G.F. Schneider, A. Bougain, P.S. Noisten & M. Mitterhofer

    A flexible and scalable approach to building monitoring and diagnostics
    M. Schuss, S. Glawischnig & A. Mahdavi

    Acquisition and processing of input data for building certification: An approach to increase the reproducibility of energy certificates
    U. Pont, O. Proskurnina, M. Taheri, A. Mahdavi, B. Sommer, G. Nawara & G. Adam

    Utilization of GIS data for urban-scale energy inquiries: A sampling approach
    N. Ghiassi & A. Mahdavi

    Semantic interoperability for holonic energy optimization of connected smart homes and distributed energy resources
    S. Howell, Y. Rezgui, J.-L. Hippolyte & M. Mourshed

    Smart cities

    Energy matching and trading within green building neighborhoods based on stochastic approach considering uncertainty
    S.S. Ghazimirsaeid, T. Fernando & M. Marzband

    Using a mobile application to assess building accessibility in smart cities
    N. Forcada, M. Macarulla & R. Bortolini

    Prediction of traffic characteristics in smart cities based on deep learning mechanisms
    V. Gkania & L. Dimitriou

    Monitoring drivers’ perception of risk within a smart city environment
    K. Stylianou & L. Dimitriou

    Special session: Energy efficient neighborhoods (ee-Neighborhoods)

    A collaborative environment for energy-efficient buildings within the context of a neighborhood
    M. Bassanino, T. Fernando, K. Wu, S. Ghazimirsaeid, K. Klobut, T. Mäkeläinen & M. Hukkalainen

    KPI framework for energy efficient buildings and neighbourhoods
    K. Klobut, T. Mäkeläinen, A. Huovila, J. Hyvärinen & J. Shemeikka

    Multiscale building modelling and energy simulation support tools
    A. Romero, J.L. Izkara, A. Mediavilla, I. Prieto & J. Pérez

    From District Information Model (DIM) to Energy Analysis Model (EAM) via interoperability
    N. Rapetti, M. Del Giudice & A. Osello

    Energy modelling of existing facilities
    N. Nisbet, J. Cartwright & M. Aizlewood

    A collaborative platform integrating multi-physical and neighborhood-aware building performance analysis driven by the optimized HOLISTEEC building design methodology
    H. Pruvost, R.J. Scherer, K. Linhard, G. Dangl, S. Robert, D. Mazza, A. Mediavilla Intxausti, D. Van Maercke, E. Michaelis, G. Kira, T. Häkkinen, E. Delponte & C. Ferrando

    Collaboration requirements and interoperability fundamentals in BIM based multi-disciplinary building design processes
    G. Calleja-Rodriguez, R. Guruz, M.-C. Geißler, R. Steinmann, K. Linhard & G. Dangl

    Technical challenges and approaches to transfer building information models to building energy
    F. Noack, P. Katranuschkov, R. Scherer, V. Dimitriou, S.K. Firth, T.M. Hassan, N. Ramos, P. Pereira, P. Maló & T. Fernando

    Task-specific linking for generating an eeBIM model based on an ontology framework
    M. Kadolsky & R.J. Scherer

    Visual support for multi-criteria decision making
    T. Laine, F. Forns-Samso & V. Kukkonen

    An IT-based holistic methodology for analyzing and managing building life cycle risk
    H. Pruvost, T. Grille & R.J. Scherer

    Open eeBIM platform for energy-efficient building design
    R.J. Scherer, P. Katranuschkov & K. Baumgärtel

    BIM implementation and deployment (I)—principles and case studies

    Is BIM-based product documentation based on applicable principles?—Practical use in Norway and Portugal
    E. Hjelseth & P. Mêda

    Necessary conditions for the accountable inclusion of dynamic representations of inhabitants in building information models
    A. Mahdavi & F. Tahmasebi

    Methodology for tracking BIM benefits on project level
    T. Mäkeläinen, J. Hyvärinen & M. Rekola

    BIM for the integration of building maintenance management: A case study of a university campus
    R. Bortolini, N. Forcada & M. Macarulla

    A comparative case study of coordination mechanisms in design and build BIM-based projects in the Netherlands
    A.A. Aibinu & E. Papadonikolaki

    Information & knowledge management (IV)—construction

    Construction information framework—the role of classification systems
    P. Mêda, E. Hjelseth & H. Sousa

    A semantic web approach to efficient building product data procurement
    N. Ghiassi, M. Taheri, U. Pont & A. Mahdavi

    BIM adoption for on-site reinforcement works—a work system view
    A. Figueres-Munoz & C. Merschbrock

    Classification of detection states in construction progress monitoring
    A. Braun, A. Borrmann, S. Tuttas & U. Stilla

    Introducing process mining for AECFM: Three experimental case studies
    S. van Schaijk & L.A.H.M. van Berlo

    Building performance simulation

    Method of obtaining environmental impact data during the project development process through BIM tool use
    M.H.C. Marcos & E.Y. Yoshioka

    A novel approach to building performance optimization via iterative operations on attribute clusters of designs options
    A. Mahdavi, H. Shirdel & F. Tahmasebi

    BIM-based building design platform—local environmental effects on building energy performances
    D. Da Silva, P. Corralles, P. Tournier & M. Cherepanova

    Intelligent emergency exit signage system framework for real-time emergency evacuation guidance
    J. Zhang & R.R.A. Issa

    Using BIM to support simulation of compliant building evacuation
    J. Dimyadi, R. Amor & M. Spearpoint

    BIM implementation and deployment (II)—human resources and economics

    Human-resources optimization & re-adaptation modelling in enterprises
    S. Zikos, S. Rogotis, S. Krinidis, D. Ioannidis & D. Tzovaras

    A review of resource based view in the construction industry: A BIM case as a strategic resource
    O. Geylani & A. Dikbas

    Building information modeling in use: How to evaluate the return on investment?
    A. Guerriero, S. Kubicki & S. Reiter

    A new training concept for implementation of 5D planning with regard to construction of large-scale projects
    L. Herter, K. Silbe & J. Díaz

    Combining BIM models and data with game technology to improve the decision making process: ‘PlayConstruct’
    H. Jeffrey

    Sustainable buildings and urban environments

    Energy savings and maintenance optimization through the implementation of GESTENSIS energy management system
    M. Macarulla, M. Casals, M. Gangolells & B. Tejedor

    Responsiveness based material—[a] passive shading control system
    M.J. de Oliveira, V. Rato & C. Leitão

    Promoting energy users’ behavioural change in social housing through a serious game
    M. Casals, M. Gangolells, M. Macarulla, A. Fuertes, R. Jones, S. Pahl & M. Ruiz

    Total life cycle and near real time environmental assessment approach: An application to district and urban environment?
    C. Kuster, Y. Rezgui, J.-L. Hippolyte & M. Mourshed

    Information & knowledge management (V)—infrastructure

    Detecting, classifying and rating roadway pavement anomalies using smartphones
    C. Kyriakou, S.E. Christodoulou & L. Dimitriou

    Patch defects detection for pavement assessment, using smartphones and support vector machines
    G.M. Hadjidemetriou & S.E. Christodoulou

    Comparing diurnal patterns of domestic water consumption: An international study
    J. Terlet, T.H. Beach, Y. Rezgui & G. Bulteau

    Waterloss detection in streaming water meter data using wavelet change-point anomaly detection
    S.E. Christodoulou, E. Kourti, A. Agathokleous & C. Christodoulou

    Construction/risk management, regulatory and legal aspects

    Managing constructability on a construction stage: BIM methods
    M. Tauriainen, J. Helminen & J. Puttonen

    Integrating BIM and agent-based modelling for construction operational optimization—a LBS approach
    F.L. Rossini, G. Novembri, A. Fioravanti & C. Insola

    Topological robustness and vulnerability assessment of water distribution networks
    A. Agathokleous, C. Christodoulou & S.E. Christodoulou

    Contractual and legal issues for building information modelling in Turkey
    Z. Sözen & A. Dikbaş

    Description logics and ontology application in AEC

    Structured building monitoring: Ontologies and platform
    A. Mahdavi, S. Glawischnig, M. Schuss, F. Tahmasebi & A. Heiderer

    SemCat: Publishing and accessing building product information as linked data
    G. Gudnason & P. Pauwels

    Automatic ontology-based green building design parameter variation and evaluation in thermal energy building performance analyses
    K. Baumgärtel & R.J. Scherer

    A comprehensive ontologies-based framework to support the retrofitting design of energy-efficient districts
    G. Costa, Á. Sicilia, G.N. Lilis, D.V. Rovas & J. Izkara


    Dr. S.E. Christodoulou, associate professor and vice dean of Engineering at the University of Cyprus, is the author of several scientific publications, the recipient of significant research funding from a variety of national and international funding sources (including a prestigious grant from the United States' National Science Foundation, NSF) and the recipient of two international research awards (London, 1999; Athens, 2015). He is a reviewer for over 25 peer-reviewed scientific journals, and a member of several editorial boards for scientific conferences, and he has also been the national representative on the COST Domain Committee for Transport and Urban Development (COST/TUD). Dr. Christodoulou's research and teaching interests are founded on two pillars: (1) Construction informatics (incl. Building Information Models), and (2) Rehabilitation of Urban Infrastructure and Risk Analysis.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimar J. Scherer is the head of the Institute of Construction Informatics at Technical University Dresden since 1994, has more than 30 years of experience in construction IT, including 7 years as full professor for CAD/CAM at the University of Karlsruhe and several years of practice in the construction industry including ICT consultancy and a one-year stay at a world leading CAD provider. His research activities include the broad spectrum of construction ICT aspects. He has been involved in 20 BIM related EU research projects, out of which he co-ordinated five, and several German ones, the most recent one was the ICT leading project Mefisto. He was member and vice chairperson of the building product model group in ISO 10303 from 1988 to 1999, the forerunner of IFC (ISO 16739). In 1994 he founded the first European BIM conference, the ECPPM. In 1999 he implemented the first BIM Server in Europe, based on the later standardized IFC building core model. He was founder and vice chairperson of the IFC-ST4 structural model group. He developed the simplified MVD/IDM method in 2012 and the multimodel method in 2014. Both were accepted as official documents by BuildingSmart.