1st Edition

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction ECPPM 2014

Edited By Ardeshir Mahdavi, Bob Martens, Raimar Scherer Copyright 2015

    In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management) domains.

    ECPPM 2014, the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, was hosted by the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (17-19 September 2014). This book entails a substantial number of high-quality contributions that cover a large spectrum of topics pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, including:
    - BIM (Building Information Modelling)
    - ICT in Civil engineering & Infrastructure
    - Human requirements & factors
    - Computational decision support
    - Commissioning, monitoring & occupancy
    - Energy & management
    - Ontology, data models, and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
    - Energy modelling
    - Thermal performance simulation
    - Sustainable buildings
    - Micro climate modelling
    - Model calibration
    - Project & construction management
    - Data & information management

    As such, eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2014 represents a rich and comprehensive resource for academics and professionals working in the interdisciplinary areas of information technology applications in architecture, engineering, and construction.


    Keynote papers

    Introducing BIM+: An open platform for building faster and better
    H. Oogink

    Interoperability and semantics – An introduction into the past and a look at the future
    E.J. Neuhold

    A distributed and scalable approach to building monitoring
    R. Zach, H. Hofstätter & A. Mahdavi

    Fundamental aspects of BIM

    The perceived business value of BIM
    S. Vass & K.T. Gustavsson

    BIM-collaboration processes – from fuzziness to practical implementation
    K. Linhard & R. Steinmann

    Goal-driven method for sustainable evaluation of BIM project success level
    G. Lee & J.Won

    Development of baseline processes for sustainable and BIM building projects
    H.A. Tan, T. Kirmayr, P. Noisten & G. Grün

    Design process support for tech nology choice with innovation and risk management
    P. Noisten, H.A. Tan, G. Grün &T. Kirmayr

    BIM & construction

    The assessment of constructability: BIM cases
    M. Tauriainen, J. Puttonen, A. Saari, P. Laakso & K. Forsblom

    BIM on the construction site: Generating on demand, task specific drawings in the site office
    L.A.H.M. van Berlo & M.G. Natrop

    A BIM model to visualize quality risks in construction projects
    N. Forcada, J.M. Beca, M. Macarulla, M. Gangolells & M. Casals

    Reconstruction of 3D building models from 2D scanned plans-opening the path for enhanced decision support in renovation design
    L. Gimenez, S. Robert, F. Suard & K. Zreik

    BIM in planning deconstruction projects
    M. Galic, Z. Dolacek-Alduk, A. Cerovecki, D. Glick & M. Abramovic

    Automated generation of building fingerprints using a spatio-semantic query language for building information models
    S. Daum, A. Borrmann, C. Langenhan & F. Petzold

    On-site construction management framework based on a real-time building information modeling system
    N. Zeng, Y. Liu, X. Li & B. Xu

    Towards automated construction progress monitoring using BIM-based point cloud processing
    A. Braun, A. Borrmann, S. Tuttas & U. Stilla

    A graph-based prediction method for electrical wiring in old residential buildings as a part of BIM for urban mining purposes
    P.J. Petkova & U. Rüppel

    From BIM to life cycle information management in infrastructure
    S. van Nederveen, R.Wolfert & M. van de Ruitenbeek

    BIM & IFC

    Model view checking: automated validation for IFC building models
    C. Zhang, J. Beetz & M.Weise

    BIM/IFC software certification process by buildingSMART
    K. Hausknecht, T. Liebich, M.Weise, K. Linhard, R. Steimann, A. Geiger & K.-H. Häfele

    Interoperable data models for infrastructural artefacts – a novel IFC extension method using RDF vocabularies exemplified with quay wall structures for harbors
    J. Beetz,W.C. van den Braak, R. Botter, S. Zlatanova & R. de Laat

    Web of building data – integrating IFC with the web of data
    S. Törmä

    An approach to enhancing the connection between BIM models and building energy simulation – HVAC systems in the loop
    S. Robert, D. Mazza, B. Hilaire, P. Sette & B. Vinot

    BIM methods & applications

    A visual BIM query language
    A. Wülfing, R.Windisch & R.J. Scherer

    A comparison study on BIM and unconstructed knowledge at idea generation phase
    P.-S. Lee & S.-C. Shih

    Three methods for exchanging status information of building elements
    S. Törmä, J. Backman, M. Kiviniemi, J. Aro & J. Nissilä

    Effective spatial reasoning in complex 4D modelling environments
    V.A. Zolotov, K.A. Kazakov & V.A. Semenov

    BIM-based damage assessment and scheduling for post-earthquake building rehabilitation
    C. Georgiou, S. Christodoulou & D. Vamvatsikos

    Sustainable buildings

    Assessment of a computational design environment with embedded simulation capability
    E. Batueva & A. Mahdavi

    Virtual lego: Re-use of recurring building elements in BIM-models
    B. Martens & H. Peter

    SEMERGY: Utilizing semantic web technologies for performance-guided building design optimization
    U. Pont, N. Ghiassi, F. Shayeganfar, A. Mahdavi, S. Fenz, J. Heurix & A. Anjomshoaa

    Ecological Ballet – a design research towards environmental-reactive, adaptive architectural design
    B. Sommer, G. Moncayo & U. Pont

    Mind the gap between sustainable design and facilities management
    R. Valle & A. Junghans

    Micro climate & model calibration

    A case study of geometry-based automated calculation of microclimatic attributes
    S. Glawischnig, K. Hammerberg, M. Vuckovic, K. Kiesel & A. Mahdavi

    Development and evaluation of models for the computation of sky radiance and luminance distribution
    E. Vazifeh, M. Schuß & A. Mahdavi

    GIS-based simulation of solar radiation in urban environments
    K. Hammerberg & A. Mahdavi

    Combined effects of diffuse fraction and tilted surface radiation models
    A. Prada, A. Gasparella, G. Pernigotto & A. Mahdavi

    Optimization-based calibration of a school building based on short-term monitoring data
    P. Penna, A. Gasparella, F. Cappelletti, F. Tahmasebi & A. Mahdavi

    Automated simulation model calibration based on runtime building monitoring
    C. Tauber, F. Tahmasebi, R. Zach & A. Mahdavi

    Data & information management

    MMQL – A language for multi-model linking and filtering
    S. Fuchs & R.J. Scherer

    Flexible linking of semantic, procedural and logic models for consistent multi-scale infrastructure design
    J.R. Jubierre & A. Borrmann

    Specification of complex visualization configurations using hierarchically nested mapping rule sets
    H. Tauscher & R.J. Scherer

    Introducing a new framework for using generic Information Delivery Manuals
    T.F. Mondrup, N. Treldal, J. Karlshoej & F. Vestergaard

    Multiscale information management for sustainable districts rehabilitation: EFFESUS and FASUDIR projects
    A. Egusquiza, I. Prieto & A. Romero

    Information consistency on construction – Case study of correlation between classification systems for construction types
    P. Mêda & H. Sousa

    Civil engineering & infrastructure

    Graph-based concurrency control for multi-scale procedural models
    M. Flurl, R.-P. Mudani & E. Rank

    Evaluation of civil infrastructure sustainability: A Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach
    M. Matar, H. Osman, M. Georgy, A. Abou-Zeid & M. El-Said

    Infrastructure and geospatial data models; spatial links
    N.N. Esfahani, S. Fuchs & R.J. Scherer

    Interaction modeling to support collaboration in mechanized tunneling
    P. Manickam, F. Hegemann, C. Koch, K. Lehner & M. König

    An alignment meta-model for the comparison of alignment product models
    J. Amann, J.R. Jubierre, A. Borrmann & M. Flurl

    Decision support

    Using the Systems Modelling Language (SysML) for decision modelling for sustainable building design
    P. Geyer

    A new approach to the integration of energy assessment tools in CAD for early stage of design decision-making considering uncertainty
    R. Rezaee, J. Brown, G. Augenbroe & J. Kim

    Classification of degree of automatic processing of building permit applications
    E. Hjelseth

    A catalogue of “optimization scenarios” to enhance decision-making in establishing an efficient energy management programme
    A. Galata, F. Di Gennaro, G. Pedone, Y. Roderick, M. Brogan & A. Sretenovic

    Determination of position of elevator systems in buildings based on expertise and heuristic problem space search
    P.A. Markos &A.J. Dentsoras

    Energy & management

    ANN-genetic algorithm-based rule generation for holistic energy management in public buildings
    B. Yuce, Y. Rezgui & S.K. Howell

    Developing an integrated cloud platform for enabling ‘holistic energy management’ in urban areas
    A. Redmond, B. Fies & A. Zarli

    Intelligent solutions for sustainable facilities management of highly energy-efficient school buildings
    A. Junghans

    Aggregating energy supply and demand
    R. Drogemuller, F. Boulaire, G. Ledwich, L. Buys, M. Utting, D. Vine, P. Morris & A. Arefi

    Energy savings in underground metro stations through the implementation of an environmental aware control system
    M. Casals, M. Gangolells, N. Forcada, M. Macarulla & R. Ansuini

    Energy modelling

    Making SimModel information available as RDF graphs
    P. Pauwels, E. Corry & J. O’Donnell

    Modeling and predictive control of buildings with distributed energy generation and storage
    S. Li & P. Karava

    Reliability assessment of BIM-based energy efficiency modeling
    S.E. Christodoulou, A. Chari, S.S. Xanthos, S. Kranioti & E. Toxqui

    Building performance simulation using business process modelling
    P. Moschonas, S. Krinidis, D. Ioannidis & D. Tzovaras

    Using data-driven approach to support the energy efficiency building design
    Y.Z. Liu & Y.C. Huang

    Thermal performance simulation

    Building information models as input for building energy performance simulation – the current state of industrial implementations
    V. Nasyrov, S. Stratbücker, F. Ritter, A. Borrmann, S. Hua & M. Lindauer

    Calibrating whole building energy model: a case study using BEMS data
    E. Nolan, J. Allsopp, A. Galata, G. Pedone, B. Zivkovic & A. Sretenovic

    Framework for sharing and re-use of domain data in whole building energy simulation
    G. Gudnason, P. Katranuschkov, R.J. Scherer & C.A. Balaras

    Semi-automatic thermal simulation model generation from IFC data
    G.N. Lilis, G.I. Giannakis, G.D. Kontes & D.V. Rovas

    Thermal building modeling and simulation for automated load shifting purposes in the non-residential building sector
    T. Ferhatbegovic, S. Hauer, I. Leobner, K. Ponweiser, A. Schirrer & M. Kozek


    An ontology framework for improving building energy performance by utilizing energy saving regulations
    K. Baumgärtel, M. Kadolsky & R.J. Scherer

    Ontology model for intelligent catalogues of building elements
    V.A. Semenov, V.I. Gonahchan, S.V. Morozov & O.A. Tarlapan

    Toward constructive evidence of linked open data in AEC domain
    A. Anjomshoaa, F. Shayeganfar, A. Mahdavi & A.M. Tjoa

    Ontology-based urban energy planning support: building-integrated solar PV
    N. Ouhajjou,W. Loibl, A. Anjomshoaa, S. Fenz & A.M. Tjoa

    An information system architecture to create building components catalogues using semantic technologies
    G. Costa & L. Madrazo

    Project & construction management

    The utilisation of BIM as a project management tool
    E. Papadonikolaki, A. Koutamanis & J.W.F.Wamelink

    Feature-based similarity estimation of construction subschedules
    K. Shapir & M. König

    Trust-based recommendation for semantic zoomable user interface in construction management
    A. Guerriero & C. Boton

    Ordinary people–extraordinary projects! from big data to knowledge in stakeholder management for construction megaprojects
    M.N. Bakht & T. El-diraby

    Interactive client centric design management process for construction projects
    O. Alhava, E. Laine & A. Kiviniemi

    Construction & operation

    A conceptual framework to model the performance of project delivery systems
    L.F. Alarcón & H. Mesa

    Usability assessment of a generative building control logic distribution scheme
    B. Rader & A. Mahdavi

    Modelling and simulation research for construction supply chains
    E. Papadonikolaki & A. Verbraeck

    Plug and play building monitoring: The potential of low cost components
    R. Zach, A. Paul, R. Zach & A. Mahdavi

    Bridging RDBMS and NoSQL to build a high-performance and scalable storage engine for building information systems
    S. Glawischnig, H. Hofstätter, R. Bräuer & A. Mahdavi

    Human requirements & factors

    Reducing energy consumption in public buildings through user awareness
    M. Macarulla, M. Casals, M. Gangolells & N. Forcada

    Can the human body help us deliver adaptable and resilient buildings?
    S.K. Howell, Y. Rezgui & H. Li

    Interactive design system for provisioning of customized houses
    K. Kwiecinski & J. Słyk

    Building stock’s vulnerability to summer overheating and strategies for improving its resilience trough codes, standards and practices
    M. Gangolells, M. Casals, N. Forcada & M. Macarulla

    A state-space modeling approach for predictive control of buildings with mixed-mode cooling
    J. Hu & P. Karava

    Commissioning, monitoring & occupancy

    Generation and evaluation of embedded probabilistic occupancy models for predictive building systems control
    F. Tahmasebi & A. Mahdavi

    Utilizing IFC for indoor positioning
    S. Muhic & M. Krammer

    Advanced occupant & energy simulation for building systems control
    D. Browne, S. Deng & K. Menzel

    Gap analysis of current best practices in the area of continual commissioning
    A. Hryshchenko & K. Menzel

    A methodology for data logging and retrieval from remote sites
    S. Hoerster, F. Katzemich & K. Menzel

    Collaboration & management

    Breaking down the barriers to ICT usage in the European construction sector
    R. Mierop, S. Oudmaijer, T. Tol, K. Spitsbaard, M. Madas & K. Zografos

    An overview of information logistics for FM&O business processes
    P. Parsanezhad

    Conceptual model for an ICT-enabled educational platform for collaborative design
    B. ¸Senyapılı & C.J. Anumba

    Framework and method for managing large-scale R&D projects
    H.A. Tan, P. Noisten, G. Grün, T. Kirmayr & S. Stratbücker

    A global framework for modelling supply chains in AEC
    E. Papadonikolaki, A. Koutamanis & J.W.F.Wamelink

    Big data in smart building operation

    Performance indicators to evaluate buildings’ systems’ performance
    K. Menzel, D. Browne & S. Deng

    New business models for holistic building management
    K. Menzel & S. Sirr

    Why and how to assess the quality of building performance data
    K. Menzel, A. Hryshchenko & K. Mo

    An ICT platform for building analytics
    K.I. Katsigarakis, G.D. Kontes, J. Rojicek, C. Valmaseda, J.L. Hernandez & D.V. Rovas

    Energy simulation for predictive building control
    J.R. Santiago, H. Dittmer, K. Hottges, M.A. García & L.A. Bujedo

    eeBDM workshop

    Using IFC for energy-extended building data modelling – challenges, achievements, first experiences and evaluation
    P. Katranuschkov, K. Baumgärtel, R.J. Scherer,W. vanWoudenberg & M.-C. Geißler

    Application of multi-step simulation and multi-eKPI sensitivity analysis in building energy design optimization
    T. Laine, F. Forns-Samso, P. Katranuschkov, R. Hoch & P. Freudenberg

    Architectural simulation of the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) & Business Process Modelling (BPM)
    M. Eguaras-Martínez, C. Martín-Gómez, M. Vidaurre-Arbizu, T. Brennan, S. Krinidis, D. Ioannidis & D. Tzovaras

    Using a multi-model for a BIM-based design and operation of building energy management systems
    P. Stenzel, J. Haufe & N. Jimenez-Redondo

    Integrating heterogeneous building and periphery data models at the district level: The NIM approach
    T. Greifenberg, M. Look, B. Rumpe & K.A. Ellis

    Building an ontology catalogue for smart cities
    M. Poveda-Villalón, R. García-Castro & A. Gómez-Pérez

    Integrating multiple data sources, domains and tools in urban energy models using semantic technologies
    Á. Sicilia, L. Madrazo & J. Pleguezuelos

    BIM as relational database for construction management
    M. De Mori, D. Erba, F. Manzone & A. Osello

    BIM and GIS for district modeling
    M. Del Giudice, A. Osello & E. Patti

    The VERYSchool navigator – Intelligent ISO 50001 energy management decision making in school buildings
    A. Galata, M. Brogan, G. Pedone, A. De Ferrari & Y. Roderick

    Collaborative environment for energy-efficient buildings at an early design stage
    M. Bassanino, T. Fernando, J. Masior, M. Kadolsky, R.J. Scherer, F. Fouchal, T.M. Hassan, S. Firth, T. Mäkeläinen & K. Klobut

    A new methodology for designing energy efficient buildings in neighbourhoods
    T. Mäkeläinen, K. Klobut, M. Hannus, M. Sepponen, T. Fernando, M. Bassanino, J. Masior, F. Fouchal, T. Hassan & S. Firth

    Towards a KPI-controlled holistic design method for eeBuildings
    R.J. Scherer, R. Guruz, G. Calleja-Rodriguez & M.-C. Geißler

    Processes and requirements for an eeEmbedded Virtual Design Laboratory
    M.-C. Geißler,W. vanWoudenberg & R. Guruz

    The HOLISTEEC platform for building design optimization: an overview
    S. Robert, D. Mazza, A.M. Intxausti, C. Guigou, J. Martin, H. Pruvost, R.J. Scherer, C. Ferrando & E. Delponte

    Holistic and optimized life-cycle integrated support for energy-efficient building design and construction: HOLISTEEC methodology
    E. Delponte, C. Ferrando, M. Di Franco, T. Hakkinen, M. Rekola, G. Abdalla, P. Casaldàliga, C.P. Ortiz, A.L. Vega & S.-G. Shih

    Hospital campus design related with EeB challenges
    S. De Hoogh, R. Di Giulio, C. Quentin, B. Turillazzi & R. Sebastian

    Interoperable tools for designing energy-efficient buildings in healthcare districts
    J. Benner, K.-H. Häfele, P. Bonsma, M. Bourdeau, S. Soubra, H. Sleiman & S. Robert

    Open standard CMO for parametric modelling based on semantic web
    P. Bonsma, I. Bonsma, T. Zayakova, A. van Delft, R. Sebastian & M. Böhms

    Towards a new business model for collective self-organised housing interventions
    É. Geroházi, J. Hegedüs & H. Szemzo

    Flexible data model for energy efficiency
    J.A. Márquez, J. Amuedo & M.Á.O. Rodríguez

    Author index


    Ardeshir Mahdavi, Bob Martens, Raimar Scherer (University of Technology, Dresden, Germany).