Proceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction


An explorative analysis of european standards on building information modelling

Marzia Bolpagni 1,2, Frédéric Bosché 3, Aurélie de Boissieu 4, Arghavan Akbarieh 5, Conor Shaw 6, Pedro Mêda 7, Raido Puust 8, Milena Medineckiene 9, Vladimir Popov 9, Rafael Sacks 10
1 Mace, London, United Kingdom
2 Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
3 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
4 Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
5 University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
6 University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
7 CONSTRUCT/GEQUALTEC, Construction Institute, Porto University, Portugal
8 Tallinn University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia
9 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
10 Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2022.170
Abstract: Many standards for Building Information Modelling (BIM) have been published and more are being prepared. Practitioners and academics often struggle to understand the still-evolving relationships between them and how they can support day-to-day activities. In this research we collect data on BIM standards developed by CEN/TC 442. The standards are presented in a series of prototype online dashboards and analysed to study how they are related to each other and to the different aspects. The results can help standardisation bodies, professionals, and academics understand how key concepts are covered in standards, and explore how they are linked to other domains.
Keywords: Standards; Building Information Modelling; European; BIM

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