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eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
ECPPM 2014

ISBN 9781138027107
Published August 18, 2014 by CRC Press
960 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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


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

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