We’re continuing the project that were starting here in Grand Prairie Texas by building the new Toyota plant that moving over from California. We have been working with several arbor care companies located here in DFW. One in particular that’s a tree service Fort Worth company tree care pros is probably one of the most advanced at plantation and building new gardens for the new facility. We have work in detail with this company with the blueprints to make sure that everything is diagnosed correctly before any of the production is on its way. They have brought quite a bit of information to the table and educating us on how to properly care for the new plantation while the construction is on its way.
IFD and a leading provider for landscaping have joined forces. IFD building smart has come together with several contractors in DFW to put together a wonderful project for the new Toyota company that will be moving into thousand 17 to DFW.
Yes! It’s true DFW will be the new headquarters for Toyota USA. Located right here in Grand Prairie Texas where construction has already started on its way. One of the new developers that has joined the team as I am dealing with their new technology building smart and making sure that everything runs up to par. They have contracted the very best contractors in the metroplex to help build the new Toyota building. Contracting with USA roofer, landscapes international, and lots of other subcontractors to help build the new facility and production for Toyota. It’s an exciting journey says need to see if I have the library and he is excited to announce that this is the first major project that they will be doing in Texas.
ISO 12006-2 The related standard, OmniClass follows the international framework set out in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Report 14177 – Classification of information in the construction industry, July 1994. This document was later established as a standard in ISO 12006-2: Organization of Information about Construction Works – Part 2: Framework for Classification of Information. ISO 12006-3 and ICIS In much the same way that ISO 12006-2 has been implemented in the UK in Uniclass and in North America in OmniClass, the object-oriented framework standardized by ISO/PAS 12006-3 has been adopted by ICIS members in the Netherlands with LexiCon and in Norway with the BARBi programs. Following these ISO standards will promote the ability to map between localized classification systems developed worldwide and the object-oriented framework of 12006-3, implemented alongside and in concert with 12006-2-based standards, will multiply the degree of control available over construction information. ISO 12006-3 and ISO 15926 (EPISTLE) EPISTLE is a dictionary development used in the oil and gas industry that has a similar top level structure to ISO 12006-3. While IFD and EPISTLE share much of the same concepts and have the same core structure, the initiatives are different. IFD only defines types of things. EPISTLE will also store instances or individuals. To cover the same functionality as EPISTLE, IFD relies on the IFC standard. Entries in IFD would be for example types of doors while an instance of a door in a particular building project would be established using IFC. IFD does not aim to hold such individual records. For
Following these ISO standards will promote the ability to map between localized classification systems developed worldwide and the object-oriented framework of 12006-3, implemented alongside and in concert with 12006-2-based standards, will multiply the degree of control available over construction information. ISO 12006-3 and ISO 15926 (EPISTLE) EPISTLE is a dictionary development used in the oil and gas industry that has a similar top level structure to ISO 12006-3. While IFD and EPISTLE share much of the same concepts and have the same core structure, the initiatives are different. IFD only defines types of things. EPISTLE will also store instances or individuals. To cover the same functionality as EPISTLE, IFD relies on the IFC standard. Entries in IFD would be for example types of doors while an instance of a door in a particular building project would be established using IFC. IFD does not aim to hold such individual records. For that we rely on the IFC standard. IFD will on the other hand hold all classes or types of concepts that in turn can be used to instantiate individuals.
In other words IFD holds the templates while IFC (or also other standards and conforming databases) are used to fill them in. IFD Library Development Development of the IFD Library is in two primary areas – content and technology. To date the Norwegian and Dutch efforts have independently focused on developing on both fronts. With the creation of the IFD Partners and the release of the IFD API by the Norwegians, all technology development is being focused on this platform which is now in limited release. Efforts are also underway to harmonize all of the content developed to date into the common core context within the IFD. IFD Library Status – Content Content within IFD are of two basic types: 1. Concepts (Labeled through Terms) –something that can be distinguished from other things and that can be recognized as such. One concept can have many labels in different languages or in the same language, still remaining the same concept.
On the other hand a name might be used as a label for several concepts. Names and concepts have their own Ids, and are linked through a naming relationship. IFD Library White Paper 2008-04-10 5 2. Characteristics (Properties) – concepts that cannot be defined using other concepts; their meaning is provided through a description. Subjects are concepts being defined, Characteristics are concepts that define. Characteristics contain values when instantiated in a relationship with a Subject. Characteristics can be distinguished into the following types (in alphabetic order): Behavior, Environmental influence, Function, Measure, Property and Unit. (The list of Characteristics is not extensive. Measure and Unit are used to scale Properties.) Concepts are related to other concepts through objectified relationships. Relationships are collected into contexts based on how they came into the library and where they came from. Concepts can relate to other concepts in multiple contexts. For example, the concept Door might have the following relationships to other concepts depending on the context in which it is being viewed. A context can typically be the relationship structure of one given classification system like OmniClass.
Figure 2: Concepts and Relationships: courtesy Lars Bjørkhaug and Håvard Bell, IFD in a Nutshell, IFD Developers wiki, www.ifd-library.org All concepts are assigned a Global Unique Identifier (GUID) by the IFD to allow them to be readily identified and reused by applications. A goal for entering terms into the IFD Library is to resolve duplicates and synonyms so that multiple entries with the same or similar meaning are not created. The processes and procedures for achieving the common use of terms across multiple contexts are still being refined to help those using the IFD efficiently search for similar terms already in the library. The following graphic illustrates how a concept (window) can be described by a set of characteristics in IFD. The relationship between a concept and its characteristic can also be captured in a context allowing the relationship between the particular use of a concept and its properties in that use to be captured within a given context.
IFD Library White Paper Introduction The construction industry will increasingly apply building information modeling methods in developing design, procurement, construction and operation/ maintenance of facilities. Building information model (BIM) programs internally apply schema that define the templates for the information that they can process. Schemas also define the way in which different BIM software applications communicate with each other. A schema requires a consistent set of entity names of items which make up the model and names of things that are modeled to be able to work. Entity names could refer to a material, property set, property etc. Names of things being modeled can refer to a particular construction (e.g. wall type 1),
A schema requires a consistent set of entity names of items which make up the model and names of things that are modeled to be able to work. Entity names could refer to a material, property set, property etc. Names of things being modeled can refer to a particular construction (e.g. wall type 1), system (e.g. low voltage electrical supply), etc. Each of these names should have a controlled definition that describes what it means and the units in which it may be expressed. Having a controlled vocabulary of construction terminology is essential to support data exchange. Perhaps even more importantly, ‘names’ of things may be used more widely to support knowledge application and management in connection with BIM. For instance, building codes also refer to items by name (both in terms of a concept and attributes or properties that a concept may possess). An application of a controlled construction vocabulary is being developed with the International Code Council. A dictionary defines concepts behind names. A data dictionary will then define the use of a particular ‘name’ (type, property etc.) in a consistent manner whoever is using the schema and wherever it is used. Properties used in different places need to be expressed in the language of choice for that place. To be useful in the increasingly globalized construction industry, a dictionary needs to be able to handle multiple languages. Background At ISO meetings in Vancouver in 1999, a variety of organizations developing IT standards for the building industry (leading to what we are today calling BIM) agreed that some sort of standardized global terminology was necessary and that its structure must be useful for computers to reliably exchange data irrespective of language. As a result, the ISO committee TC59/SC13/WG6 was tapped to develop the standard now known as ISO 12006-3 – Framework for Object-oriented Information Exchange.
Once ISO 12006-3 was published, STABU LexiCon in Holland and BARBi in Norway each focused their development of the object library databases to be compatible with the standard. In January 2006, the organizations signed an agreement that they would combine their separate efforts into the International Framework for Dictionaries (IFD) Library to produce a single object library / ontology that they would share between themselves for mutual benefit. Following the IAI buildingSMART conference held September 2006 in Lisbon, Portugal that included a two day workshop on IFD, the Construction Specifications Institute, Construction Specifications Canada, buildingSMART Norway, and the STABU Foundation (the Netherlands) signed a Letter of Intent to share unified object libraries, developed under ISO 12006-3, as a structure for a controlled dictionary of construction terminology. Following on the goals of the Letter of Intent and a subsequent Partnership Agreement signed in April 2009, the signers applied for and received recognition by the buildingSMART International organization as a Group reporting to the International Council. The IFD Library Group Charter IFD Library White Paper 2008-04-10 2 defines how the Group will operate within buildingSMART International setting out the following objectives: To manage and develop an open, international and multilingual IFD Library based on the principles of ISO 12006-3, 2007.
To establish and operate IFD Library as financially nonprofit but also self supporting component of buildingSMART technology as a group under IAI International1 . Provide support for implementation of buildingSmart technology in the global building and construction industry through extension of IFC and integration of IFC with IDM. The Charter with further details on how the group will operate is available at www.ifd-library.org. Relevance to Users In order for a real free flow of information to occur, three factors need to be in place: 1) The format for information exchange, 2) A specification of which information to exchange and when to exchange the information, and 3) A standardized understanding of what the information you exchange actually is. Figure 1: Interoperability through Standards, courtesy Janne Aas-Jakobsen, Jotne EPM Technology AS Having these three fundamental items in place allows for a true computerized interoperability between two or more information parties. This approach has been used with success in other industries, most notably the oil and gas industry, to support application and data interoperability. In the building industry, material suppliers, specification writers, cost engineers and many others recognize the formats, terminology, and concepts included within the classification system of OmniClass. As a result, these tables are already being used in many cases to store, retrieve, and analyze facility and material information. Use of all of the OmniClass tables is anticipated to grow with the demand for structured access to and reports based on BIM information. Being a framework for dictionaries and ontologies IFD library allows concepts within widely used classification systems like OmniClass to be mapped to corresponding concepts in other standards like IFD while preserving the internal classification structures of both standards. Relevance to the National BIM Standard Design of the National Building Information Model Standard (NBIMS) relies on terminology and classification agreement (through OmniClass) to support model interoperation. Entries in the OmniClass tables can be explicitly defined in the IFD Library once, and reused widely enabling reliable automated communications between applications – a primary goal of NBIMS.
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