Tolerance management domain model for semantic enrichment of BIMs

Rausch, Christopher and Talebi, Saeed and Poshdar, Mani and Li, Beidi and Schultz, Carl (2022) Tolerance management domain model for semantic enrichment of BIMs. Automation in Construction, 141. p. 104394. ISSN 0926-5805

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Dimensional variability of components and assemblies in construction can lead to significant defects, rework, and project risk if not managed effectively. Given the complexity of using tolerance management to control dimensional variability, an automated BIM-based approach is highly propitious, while currently elusive. This paper develops the first iteration of a domain model for tolerance management (ToleranceDM) using two case study examples within the domain of building construction. The results are shown to (1) consolidate the scattered, disparate existing “knowledge” and research on tolerance management into a single standardised, uniform framework, and (2) formalise this knowledge so that it can be unambiguously interpreted and parsed into software systems for automated tolerance management in construction. ToleranceDM functions as a key step towards benchmarking process capabilities, computing tolerance compliance automatically, and enabling in-field communication of tolerance requirements. Future research should explore case studies in different construction domains, along with developing an improved abduction framework and integrating as-built project data for tolerance compliance checking.

Item Type: Article
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31 May 2022Accepted
16 June 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Domain model; Dependency structure matrix; Tolerance management; Building information model; Tolerance analysis; Risk management
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Saeed Talebi
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 12:15
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 12:15

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