WIT Press


Investigation Into Informational Compatibility Of Building Information Modelling And Building Performance Analysis Software Solutions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIM150441

Volume

149

Pages

11

Page Range

543 - 553

Published

2015

Size

876 kb

Author(s)

S. Hyun, L. Marjanovic-Halburd, R. Raslan

Abstract

There are significant opportunities for Building Information Modelling (BIM) to address issues related to sustainable and energy efficient building design. While the potential benefits associated with the integration of BIM and BPA (Building Performance Analysis) have been recognised, its specifications and formats remain in their early infancy and often fail to live up to the promise of seamless interoperability at various stages of design process. This paper conducts a case study to investigate the interoperability between BIM and BPA tools, and discusses the limitations to suggest development of Information Delivery Manual (IDM) aiming to propose potential solutions for typical issues facing professionals in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

Keywords

BIM (Building Information Modelling), BPA (Building Performance Analysis), LoD (Level of Detail/Development), IDM (Information Delivery Manual)