GreenBIM – fundamentals for the integration of building greening in openBIM projects

Julian Murschetz, Michael Monsberger, Bente Knoll, Romana Graf, Agnes Renkin, Ralf Dopheide, Fabian Schiefermair, Joachim Kräftner

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Due to urban overheating, building greening systems are becoming more important. Models of greening systems will thus play an important role in future openBIM-based planning processes. However, open
exchange formats such as IFC do not yet include attributes for such systems. To close this gap, the required attributes to describe building greening were developed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists. Necessary attributes were determined based on norms, standards and experience from pilot projects. Moreover, the attributes were equipped with project phase information and responsibilities. The identified attributes were structured in agreement with the IFC data structure and implemented in a BIM data management platform.
The comparison of the identified greening attributes with the IFC standard has shown gaps in the IFC standard. It is thus important to enhance the IFC standard and the bSDD. This enhancement would bring benefits for project stakeholders in the implementation of openBIM projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction: ECPPM 2022
EditorsEilif Hjelseth, Sujesh F. Sujan, Raimar Scherer
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-003-35422-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-40673-2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022
Event14th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling: ECPPM 2022 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 14 Sep 202216 Sep 2022


Conference14th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Abbreviated titleECPPM 2022


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