Investigating the applicability of IFC in geospatial environment in order to facilitate the fire response management process

Underwood, J ORCID:, Aouad, GF, Isikdag, U and Trodd, NM 2007, Investigating the applicability of IFC in geospatial environment in order to facilitate the fire response management process , in: 24th CIB-W78 Conference: Bringing ICT Knowledge to Work, 26-29 June 2007, Maribor, Slovenia.

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Some urban management tasks such as disaster management, delivery of goods and services, and city-scape visualisation are managed by using a GIS as the current state-of-art, as the tasks in these processes require high level and volume of integrated geospatial information. Several of these tasks such as fire response management also require detailed geometrical and semantic information about buildings in the form of geospatial information. This paper presents research focused on investigating whether the process of fire response management can be facilitated through the implementation of an IFC model in the geospatial environment. In the first phase of the research, a use case scenario is developed in order to investigate the possible use of IFC models in a fire response management proc-ess. In the next phase, software components are developed to transfer the required level of form and semantic informa-tion from the IFC model to the geospatial environment. The developed software components are then verified through unit and component testing and validated through system testing and semi-structured interviews. The paper first summarises the background on Building Information Modelling and the role of GIS in fire response management. The development of the use case scenario and the software components are then explained before finally summarising the validation and verification efforts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper w78_2007_96
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Refereed: Yes
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Funders: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2009 10:13
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 07:48

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