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dc.contributor.authorKenley, Russell
dc.contributor.authorHarfield, T.
dc.contributor.authorBehnam, A.
dc.contributor.editorS. Kamaruzzaman., A. Ali., N. Azmi & S. Lin
dc.description.abstractBuilding information modelling (BIM) is defined as a process involving the generation and management of digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The purpose of interoperability in integrated or “open” BIM is to facilitate the information exchange between different digital systems, models and tools. There has been effort towards data interoperability with development of open source standards and object- oriented models, such as industry foundation classes (IFC) for vertical infrastructure. However, the lack of open data standards for the information exchange for horizontal infrastructure limits the adoption and effectiveness of integrated BIM. The paper outlines two interoperability issues for construction of rail infrastructure. The issues are presented in two case study reports, one from Australia and one from Malaysia. The each case study includes: a description of the project, the application of BIM in the project, a discussion of the promised BIM interoperability solution plus the identification of the unresolved lack of interoperability for horizontal infrastructure project management. The Moreton Bay Rail project in Australia introduces general software interoperability issues. The Light Rail Extension project in Kuala Lumpur outlines an example of the integration problems related to two different location data structures. The paper highlights how the continuing lack of data interoperability limits utilisation of integrated BIM for horizontal infrastructure rail projects.en_NZ
dc.publisherEDP Sciences - Web of Conferencesen_NZ
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license: The copyright is retained by the corresponding authors.en_NZ
dc.subjectMoreton Bay Rail project (Australia)en_NZ
dc.subjectLight Rail Extension project (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)en_NZ
dc.subjectindustry foundation classes (IFC)en_NZ
dc.subjectrail infrastructureen_NZ
dc.titleBIM interoperability limitations : Australian and Malaysian rail projects.en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKenley, R., Harfield, T., & Behnam, A. (2016, March 7-8). BIM interoperability limitations: Australian and Malaysian rail projects. S. Kamaruzzaman., A. Ali., N. Azmi & S. Lin (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Building Control Conference (pp.759-764). 66. 10.1051/matecconf/20166600102.en_NZ
unitec.publication.title4th International Building Control Conference (IBCC 2016) / MATEC Web of Conferences Volume 66 (2016)en_NZ
unitec.conference.title4th International Building Control Conference (IBCC 2016)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationKuala Lumpur, Malaysiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationSwinburne University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeLes Ulis Cedex A, Franceen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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