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dc.contributor.authorZhang, J
dc.contributor.authorSeet, BC
dc.contributor.authorLie, TT
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T02:58:00Z
dc.date.available2015-05-26T02:58:00Z
dc.date.copyright2015-01-26
dc.identifier.citationBuildings 2015, 5, 100-115; doi:10.3390/buildings5010100
dc.identifier.issn2075-5309
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/8782
dc.description.abstractBuilding information modelling (BIM) provides architectural 3D visualization and a standardized way to share and exchange building information. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in using BIM, not only for design and construction, but also the post-construction management of the built facility. With the emergence of smart built environment (SBE) technology, which embeds most spaces with smart objects to enhance the building’s efficiency, security and comfort of its occupants, there is a need to understand and address the challenges BIM faces in the design, construction and management of future smart buildings. In this paper, we investigate how BIM can contribute to the development of SBE. Since BIM is designed to host information of the building throughout its life cycle, our investigation has covered phases from architecture design to facility management. Firstly, we extend BIM for the design phase to provide material/device profiling and the information exchange interface for various smart objects. Next, we propose a three-layer verification framework to assist BIM users in identifying possible defects in their SBE design. For the post-construction phase, we have designed a facility management tool to provide advanced energy management of smart grid-connected SBEs, where smart objects, as well as distributed energy resources (DERs) are deployed.
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.subjectBuilding information modelling (BIM)
dc.subjectDesign verification
dc.subjectEnergy management
dc.subjectSmart built environments
dc.subjectSmart grid
dc.titleBuilding information modeling for smart built environments
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/buildings5010100
pubs.elements-id178422


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