Proceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction


A process-based framework for digital building logbooks

Pedro Mêda Magalhães 1, Diego Calvetti 2, Dimosthenis Kifokeris 3, Mohamad Kassem 4
1 IC - Instituto da Construção, CONSTRUCT/Gequaltec, Porto University, Portugal
2 IC - Instituto da Construção, CONSTRUCT/Gequaltec, Porto University, Portugal
3 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
4 Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2022.183
Abstract: Digital building logbooks (DBLs), as repositories of building lifecycle data, can contribute to improving the performance of and decisions about buildings. However, for DBL concept, its required data and the roles of various stakeholders. These are all aspects that need to be investigated. We thus propose a process-based DBL framework integrating data and stakeholder roles. This fulfils key DBL requirements and supports digitalisation of building objects. The research uses a literature review, process mapping, and a focus group to develop and validate the framework. This proposal contributes to the priority actions 1 and 2 of the European Commission’s DBL report.
Keywords: Digital Building Logbooks; Business Process Modeling Notation; process-based framework; building data repository; industry adoption

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