INNOVance research project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, wants to push a radical innovation into the Italian Construction sector by creating the Italian construction database, containing information about products, works, spaces, etc., along the whole constructions service life. This research wants to improve the efficiency in using and maintaining objects information, which is achieved by linking continually updated extensible life- cycle objects data to independent software, by using Building Information Models, throughout the entire life cycle. The work done consists of three main steps: a) to give an unambiguous name to everything in the construction process, from products to spaces, from activities to buildings, etc.; b) to define structure and content of the information related to each named entity; c) to pair each entity in the database with a BIM object. The multitude of rules, definitions and practices that characterizes Italian construction sector causes difficulties in data transmission among stakeholders, so the first priority of INNOVance was to create a coding system based on a standardized and unequivocal name. To manage and use information through the construction process technical datasheets have been defined and standardized among homogeneous objects categories (construction products, spaces, construction operations, etc.) to allow users in easily and quickly comparing and retrieving information. Data will be freely accessible throughout a web-based portal that relies on the INNOVance database. In addition to this, specific plug-ins allow creating, updating and linking objects directly from BIM software. Database interoperability at the end of the project is guaranteed by BuildingSmart Italy, with the adoption of the IFC protocol.

INNOVance: Italian BIM Database for Construction Process Management

PAVAN, ALBERTO;DANIOTTI, BRUNO;RE CECCONI, FULVIO;MALTESE, SEBASTIANO;LUPICA SPAGNOLO, SONIA;CAFFI, VITTORIO;CHIOZZI, MARIA ALMA;PASINI, DANIELA
2014

Abstract

INNOVance research project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, wants to push a radical innovation into the Italian Construction sector by creating the Italian construction database, containing information about products, works, spaces, etc., along the whole constructions service life. This research wants to improve the efficiency in using and maintaining objects information, which is achieved by linking continually updated extensible life- cycle objects data to independent software, by using Building Information Models, throughout the entire life cycle. The work done consists of three main steps: a) to give an unambiguous name to everything in the construction process, from products to spaces, from activities to buildings, etc.; b) to define structure and content of the information related to each named entity; c) to pair each entity in the database with a BIM object. The multitude of rules, definitions and practices that characterizes Italian construction sector causes difficulties in data transmission among stakeholders, so the first priority of INNOVance was to create a coding system based on a standardized and unequivocal name. To manage and use information through the construction process technical datasheets have been defined and standardized among homogeneous objects categories (construction products, spaces, construction operations, etc.) to allow users in easily and quickly comparing and retrieving information. Data will be freely accessible throughout a web-based portal that relies on the INNOVance database. In addition to this, specific plug-ins allow creating, updating and linking objects directly from BIM software. Database interoperability at the end of the project is guaranteed by BuildingSmart Italy, with the adoption of the IFC protocol.
Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
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BIM; construction process; interoperality; dataheet; INNOVance
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