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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2018: 7th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria



H. Sobke, E. Tauscher, K. Smarsly

Abstract: Building information modeling (BIM) advances the efficiency of planning, construction, and op- eration of buildings. A prerequisite for life cycle use of building information is a standardized data format, such as the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). Although the IFC enable digital descriptions of information relevant to large parts of the construction industry, wastewater treat- ment plants are not sufficiently supported by the IFC. This paper presents a metamodel, i.e. a semantic data model, for describing wastewater treatment plants. The semantic data model, which has been developed following German standards for wastewater infrastructure, may serve as a basis for domain-specific extensions of the IFC schema with entities relevant to de- scribing wastewater treatment plants, enabling BIM-based collaborative planning and reliable information exchange of wastewater treatment plants.