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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Semantic web ontologies for buildings objects and their performance data

Eleanna Panagoulia, Zachary Lancaster, Tarek Rakha
Georgia Institute of Technology, United States of America

Abstract: While the Architecture Engineering Construction and Owner-operated (AECO) industry has been successful in digitizing data concerning buildings through Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications, transforming these data into usable digital services (digitalizing) has not been fully addressed. The Semantic Web allows for the creation of abstraction layers that enable building data as a service. This paper proposes Semantic Web ontologies for representing buildings, the relationships between their elements and analytical data, along with attendant annotation systems. This method enables bidirectional exchanges between heterogeneous platforms, introducing flexibility in representing, sharing and reusing data. The work demonstrates a framework for the digitalization of building data and a service-oriented model, improving stakeholder collaboration.
Keywords: BIM, Ontology, Semantic web, Data Interoperability, Environmental Performance
Pages: 1481 - 1489