Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


CON-TEND: an ontology for knowledge reuse in construction tendering

Davide Simeone
Webuild, Italy

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.190
Abstract: In construction tendering, the ability to successfully manage and capitalize technical knowledge is a competitive advantage for a general contractor. In this context, we present Con-Tend, a flexible, high-level ontology conceived to formalize information and knowledge produced in projects and tenders and make it reusable during tendering processes. The Con-Tend ontology is under development from a general contractor perspective and shows how linked data approaches can ensure homogenous, computable knowledge bases for powerful, data-driven strategies by a general contractor.
Keywords: glulam, digital modelling, early-stage design
Pages: 115 - 122

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