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Concurrent Design and Engineering in Building and Civil Engineering

CONCURBrite EuRam BE96-3016

Results


Concur presentation directory page

Project Summary Engineering

Demonstration Scenario

Information Management System (IMS)

Ifc Browser

LexiCon

Inception Modeller

Facets (Skanska)

PlantPower (Fortum Engineering)

Technical, Commercial and External Exploitation

External Results

The Way Forward

Partners

European Commission Project Details and Contact

Download area

CONCURPresentationDirectory Page


Concur project summary

CONCUR was aimed at Engineeringexploiting the developments that were made in Product Data Technology specifically for the construction industry during the mid 1990s. Mechanical, aeronautical, automobile and maritime engineering were successfully exploiting the STEP advances of the 1980s, AP225 and CIMsteel had made a start, but here were technologies aimed specifically at the wider construction industry. In particular, the CONCUR partners wanted to exploit the IAI-IFCs in the processes that were used in the pre-tender phases of construction.

The CONCUR partners examined the processes and the information flows with the aim of using ICT and open standards for integration. The project looked at the project inception stage, the concept design phase with links to power engineering processes, the scheme design phase and estimating. A common thread through the project was the desire to use product models and 3D modelling throughout the process and to move the start of modelling higher up the chain.

Where possible, established commercial software was used so that the project results could be deployed for commercial use. Technical assistance was both received from and given to software vendors. A number of vendors were involved as associate partners and undertook major enhancements to their software to support the goals of the CONCUR project.

Technically CONCUR has made major advances in: inception modelling, using web based Information Management Systems, linking these systems to advanced object oriented Product Data Technology, a method for PDT model merging, a method for using XML to interface with a PDT database, a metadata schema for the IAI, a set of derived attributes for the IAI-IFCs, driving forward the creation of a lexicon of construction terms which will support the needs of both PDT and eCommerce for construction, showing that IFCs can be used for storing models as well as exchanging them, and in methods for browsing and adding to the the contents of IFC models.

CONCUR has helped to move the IAI-IFCs closer to widespread use by using them on industrial information and by critiquing the IFC translators developed by the major vendors of modelling systems.

CONCUR has demonstrated that IFCs can integrate the processes of different companies using different software applications being used for different purposes.

CONCUR partners are deploying the results commercially and have a clearer vision of how to profitably extend the use of PDT further into their businesses.

CONCUR has identified weaknesses and gaps in these technologies and has helped initiate work to improve and strengthen them – The Way Forward.

CONCURProject Summary


Concur industry need why undertake the project

Client Demand Engineering

Clients are demanding: higher quality, greater predictability of time and cost, faster project delivery, better documentation and better value for money.

Market Differentiation

The construction industry needs: greater involvement in client planning, faster response to client requirements, better defined processes and MOST OF ALLSATISFIED delighted clients.

Increasing Regulatory Drive

Society is expecting: increased safety, improved sustainability, reduced energy consumption, reduced waste, greater accountability and better documentation.

Quantifying Risk

The construction industry needs to: reduce the cost of tendering, improve the accuracy of tenders and quickly quantify the risks associated with a new project.

Integrate the Extended Enterprise

The construction industry needs to: integrate the use of information in a dynamic supply chain, support concurrent working in the supply chain, speed up the processes supporting tendering.

CONCURIndustry Need- Why Undertake the project?


Concur initial aims goals

Halve the cost of tendering Engineering

Speed up the processes supporting tendering

Improve the accuracy of bids

Integrate the processes

Integration of information use

Support concurrent working

CONCUR Initial Aims & Goals


Concur project tactical approach

Review Industrial Practice Engineering

The partners rigorously examined the processes undertaken by commercial construction organisations when preparing a bid. The results were presented in the form of IDEF0 diagrams with notes. The processes include: client brief, inception design, concept design, scheme design and preparing estimates.

Implement File based Architecture for Tendering

CONCUR prepared a mid-term demonstration which linked the software applications using file tranfers between the applications. The transfer files used comma separated variable, STEP Physical files (IAI-IFC). STEP Data Access Interface was also used. This demonstrated that interoperability was possible but was not commercially robust and flexible.

Implement Client/server based Architecture for Tendering

The second half of the project concentrated on using a web based IMS system to support realistic exchanges including an integration with a STEP database to provide a model server. Significant advances in using IFCs were also made. The results demonstration supported a realistic business scenario and is described in this web site.

Implement Enhanced Production Software Applications

The project encouraged the development of IFC translators by major software vendors to the industry, encouraged the enhancement of existing software to support the new ways of working required by the CONCUR partners, initiated the development of new commercial software applications to support the new ways of working and created prototype software for inception modelling and browsing IFC information models. New approaches for capturing and manipulating construction industry terms were also initiated.

Deploy in Trials

The CONCUR industrial showed a realistic exchange in a demonstration and are starting to implement the technology in their businesses. Taylor Woodrow are using the approach in their supply chain to integrate with architects, structural designers and steelwork fabricators; Fortum Engineering are integrating their internal use of information and Skanska are implementing an integration of 3D modelling, cost estimation and time programming systems using information from a company database of resources.

CONCURProject Tactical Approach


European commission project details and ec contact

CONCUR Concurrent Design and Engineering in Building and Civil Engineering

Project Number BE96-3016

Contract Number BRPR-CT96-0357

Start date 1 February 1997

Duration 4.5 years

Finnish date 31 July 2001

Man years 30 for eight partners

Value 5 454 000 Euros

Co-ordinating PartnerTaylor Woodrow Construction Ltd.

Project Manager David Leonard

EC Project Officer Maria Cristina MAROLDA

European Commission

Research Directorate-General

Competitive and Sustainable Growth

E-mail maria-cristina.marolda@cec.eu.int

Phone +32 (0)2 295 83 91

Fax +32 (0)2 296 05 50

Mail Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200, B-1050 Bruxelles/Brussel

Address Rue Montoyer/Montoyerstraat 75, B1050 Bruxelles/Brussel

Partners

European Commission Project Details and EC Contact


Project partners
Project Partners Civil Engineering

ConstructionCompanies

Classification

R & D Partners


Concur demonstration scenario

Description Civil Engineering

Photograph of the Demonstration Building

The Business Scenario

The information Flows

CONCURDemonstration Scenario

The CONCUR project included demonstrations of technology using commercial software and realistic industrial information.


Concur demonstration scenario description

The demonstration scenario covers the activities in the process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

The demonstration mostly uses commercially available software applications and generally uses IAI IFCs for transferring and storing building and construction objects between partners and their software.

Fortum Engineering perform the role of the principal contractor who undertakes the plant design with alternative solutions from civil engineering contractors.

The demonstration scenario includes:

Inception Design

Concept Design

Scheme Design

Programme Planning

Preparing Cost Plans

The innovations include:

Using IAI-IFCs for exchanging information

Using IAI-IFCs for storing information

Using a web based IMS which includes an IFC model server

Using a web based browser for viewing and using IFC objects

Using an XML interface for interfacing with IFC models

This presentation shows the business activities being addressed, the information flows between the activities and further information on the activities which can be accessed by clicking on the activity boxes or information flow lines.

A power station typical of that used in the demonstration shown on the photograph with the Turbine House ringed.

Business Scenario

CONCURDemonstration Scenario Description


Demonstration object turbine house fortum engineering
Demonstration Object process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.Turbine HouseFortum Engineering

Turbine house


Business scenario

Define INCEPTION process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

TURBINE BUILDING

Fortum Eng.

Fortum Eng.

Fortum Eng.

MERGE Skanskamodels

MERGE TWmodels

Define

CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

Client Brief

Skanska

Taylor Woodrow

DefineSCHEMET- building

DefineSCHEMET- building

Model Merger

Model Merger

Fortum Eng.

Scheme modeller

Fortum Eng.

Design

CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

Scheme modeller

COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

Bid

FE Software

FE Software

Business ScenarioDescription

Business Scenario

T.U. Delft

Inception Modeller

Information Flows


Concur business scenario description
CONCUR process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.Business Scenario Description

  • A flow diagram showing the business scenario for the CONCUR demonstration.

  • A client needing a power station approaches Fortum Engineering for a solution and a bid.

  • Fortum Engineering will be the principal contractor responsible for the delivery of the complete power station.

  • Fortum Engineering undertake the design of the plant and equipment in the power station.

  • Fortum Engineering invite Taylor Woodrow and Skanska to bid to design and construct alternative solutions for the Turbine House building.

  • Fortum Engineering merges each of the competing alternative solutions for the Turbine House with the plant and equipment scheme before choosing one.

  • Fortum Engineering prepares the bid for the client.

  • .


  • Information flows

    Taylor Woodrow process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE TWmodels

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    TU Delft

    Fortum Eng.

    IFC Browser

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define Building

    INCEPTION MODELLER

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    COMPARE suggested models and CHOOSE one

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    Scopepower

    TUD Software

    PlantPower

    FACETS

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE2

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    III

    Project IMS -

    I

    Project IMS -

    II

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    SK1

    FE1 +

    FE1 +

    TW1

    SK1

    Information Flows

    Client Brief

    Bid

    TW IMS

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Web basedProject IMS

    -

    Project IMS

    -

    IV

    ProjectWise

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    EPM-EDM

    TW1

    FE1


    Concur client brief
    CONCUR process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.Client Brief

    • Determining the client brief is a key role for the principal contractor. The client does not always know how to do this and usually requires assistance to do this. The client will have a business plan within which the new project will perform in terms of finance, operating costs, generating revenue and delivering a profit. The client requires input from the supplying contractor to support his business plans.

    • When the client brief is fully understood and agreed by the client and supplier, the supplier can develop the scheme and prepare a bid and programme for delivering the project.

    • There are systems for capturing client requirements and recording requirement revisions and the supplier response options. One such system is called Dynamic Object Oriented Requirement System (DOORS). This system was trialled in the first half of the CONCUR project and featured in the Mid Term Review Demonstration. DOORS, from Telelogic UK Ltd, can support the whole life cycle of a project. The mid term trial showed how information exported from DOORS could be imported into corporate systems

    • The development of the client brief takes place concurrently with the Inception modelling of a project, the assessment of risk to the supplier and the effect on the potentially new project on the supplier business plan. Currently information is manually transferred between client brief and into inception modelling.


    Concur inception modeller

    Inception Modelling process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

    The developing of an Inception Support Modeller was one of the most research oriented parts of the CONCUR-project. At the start of the project it was quite clear that the inception stage of large-scale construction projects involves a number of heavy and interrelated information processing tasks. Clients have to establish the feasibility of the project. Facility designers and construction companies have to decide how to meet the client requirements. This means that in a relatively short period of time a tremendous amount of not well defined information and knowledge related to all the aspects of power plants has to be processed.

    It was quite clear that an Inception Support Modeller could be quite beneficial and potentially could help to support the projects goals.

    It was also known that, in principle, Product Data Technology could also be used in the inception and concept design stages where the information is normally less precisely defined.

    The solution implemented in the CONCUR-project focuses, as an example, on the international power plant market.

    The main characteristics of the approach implemented in the project are (1) the adoption of a three level approach and (2) the application of a hierarchy of power plant objects divided into functional and technical perspectives.

    The three level approach, illustrated on the next screen, supports the work of the clients, power plant vendors and construction companies in one dynamic system. Changes in requirements can flow down stream to be solved, and changes in power plant solutions of construction solutions can flow up stream to be evaluated, thus the dynamic system allows for non-monotonic design.

    The functional-technical object hierarchy supports the consistent modelling of knowledge in the form of rules of thumb.

    Many of the ideas and solutions explored in the Inception Support development tasks have found their way to the industrial partners.

    CONCURInception Modeller


    Concur inception modeller1

    The three Level approach process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

    Further information

    Reports describing the CONCUR Inception Modelling work are available in the Download Area.

    Contacts at TU Delft are Professor Frits Tolman: F.Tolman@CT.TUDelft.nl and Saban Ozariyildiz ozsariyildiz@ct.tudelft.nl

    CONCURInception Modeller


    Concur the importance of inception modelling

    Why Inception Modelling? process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

    Inception modelling is a neglected phase of construction projects even though it is a key activity. It is always done but tends to be a stand-a-lone manual process. CONCUR has looked at how company knowledge can be collected and presented to produce initial estimates. The work has not been integrated into the information flow.

    Initial Assessment of Projects

    Inception modelling takes place when preparing the client brief and results in a first assessment of cost, programme, resource requirement, cash flow and financial risk and ultimately whether or not a supplying company wants to proceed. It could easily interface with corporate financial and risk planning systems. It is potentially a customer facing tool as follows:

    Interface with Customers

    Inception modelling can be used to support the client in his business planning because it can give him information required to help assess the viability of a project, namely: Initial cost, time to complete, cash flow to first revenue, key figures such as floor area, maintenance cost, operating cost. When combined with his estimate of revenue potential , based on for example floor area, it can support his business planning.

    Initiation of Contractor Downstream Processes

    Inception modelling is a knowledge based process requiring access to company data on costs and planning. It is difficult to undertake in a generalised way and in concur was limited to numerical modelling , but without shape. However, it could be developed to first-guess the information required by downstream processes such as estimating and programming, and even be used to propose a model for structural engineering design and analysis. This would provide an easy route into starting the use of 3D modelling on a project and the first stages of 3D visualisation

    Scope for Development

    A number of the CONCUR partners have realised the potential of linking Inception modelling to Product Data Technology and plan to undertake further development.

    For information contact Professor Frits Tolman: F.Tolman@CT.TUDelft.nl

    CONCURThe importance of Inception Modelling


    Plant configuration

    Taylor Woodrow process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    MERGE TWmodels

    Fortum Eng.

    TU Delft

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Define Building

    INCEPTION MODELLER

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    FE Software

    TUD Software

    FE Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    Plant configuration

    Client Brief

    FE SW

    FE IMS

    Project

    database


    Concur fortum engineering plantpower

    Fortum Engineering use a suite of software called process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.PlantPower which have been customised for the purpose of defining the requirements for power plant construction. The design procedure is:

    Scoping Module

    In order to meet clients requirements, a scoping module called ScopePower is used for identifying a structure of power plant delivery. This is a logical layout based on KKS code, forming a skeleton of the information technical product model for further study

    Energy Balance

    Energy balance studies are made by Fortum Engineering’s process simulation tool Solvo. These results are defining requirements for power plant processes as input data for further design

    Energy Balance Flow Charts

    In practice it means, that there is unambigious dependence between energy balance flow charts and IT product model

    Design Rules

    A knowledge module holding design rules, design dialogues, plant scope and and artificial intelligence facility based on Design++ is used for initial dimensioning of main equipment in order to fulfil process requirements. The results are presented in the main flow diagram.

    Dimensions

    Dimensioning of main equipment continues for over all dimensions of the site so, that suitable plant layout can be selected. The first cost estimate is carried out in order to support decision making at investment level

    Cost Estimation

    Knowledge modules support more detailed design on steam turbine plant. Cost estimation on facility level will define costs accurate enough for tendering purpose. Actual cost data is in cost libraries of CostPower, where the commercial software of CM-Pro is used on cost estimation and further budgeting during pre-tender phase

    Company IMS

    All design, cost estimation and scheduling information are stored in product model and in the attached relational database. In the CONCUR demonstration data was exchanged with IFC files between project partners: Fortum Engineering, Taylor Woodrow and Skanska

    Back to Information Flows

    PlantPower Flowchart

    CONCURFortum Engineering: PlantPower


    Plant configuration and layout concur fortum engineering demonstration

    Back to Information Flows process of moving from a client brief to preparing a bid for the building to house the steam powered turbine/generator for a small power station.

    Plant configuration and layout- CONCUR / Fortum Engineering demonstration

    Invitation to Tender

    Scope

    LOGICAL LAYOUT

    PLANT CONFIGURATION

    Energy balance

    PLANT LAYOUT

    Main Equipment

    1st Cost Estimate

    CostPower

    FACILITIES

    Cost Estimate for BID

    PLANT DATADASE

    • BOQ,

    • Cost Estimate,

    • Time schedules,

    • Procurement,

    • Subcontracts

    IFC


    Concur fortum eng building conceptual design

    In the CONCUR demonstration Fortum Engineering defined construction requirements from the client’s requirements and distributed the information by VTT’s Information Management System to other industrial partners. The used software was :

    ScopePower

    for the definition of the delivery scope

    Solvo

    for energy balance studies

    Knowledge Modules

    for component dimensioning and layout design

    MicroStation J

    for shape modelling and for interactive part of 3D modelling in CAD

    CostPower

    for cost libraries, cost estimation and budgeting

    Company IMS

    Fortum Engineering will be using their company Information Management System (IMS) for storing and exchanging documents and models

    Project IMS

    VTT’s IMS is the Communication Module for information management and data exchange between partners in CONCUR project

    Back to Information Flows

    Concept Design Flowchart

    PlantPower Flowchart

    CONCURFortum Eng.: Building Conceptual Design


    Building conceptual design concur demonstration of fortum engineering vtt ims

    Back to Information Flows construction requirements from the client’s requirements and distributed the information by VTT’s Information Management System to other industrial partners. The used software was

    Building Conceptual Design- CONCUR demonstration of Fortum Engineering/VTT IMS

    Invitation to Tender

    LOGICAL LAYOUT

    PLANT CONFIGURATION

    Scope

    PLANT LAYOUT

    Energy balance

    1st Cost Estimate

    Main Equipment

    FACILITIES

    Cost Estimate for BID

    FE/VTT IMS

    Product model

    • BOQ,

    • Cost Estimate,

    • Time schedules,

    • Procurement,

    • Subcontracts

    Documents

    Data exchange

    • STEP/IFC


    Concur fortum internal ims information exchange

    Most companies have an internal information management system

    To support their internal engineering and business processes.

    They also have internal protocols for exchanging information between software applications.

    The protocols are usually based on proprietary native exchanges because they are information rich.

    Why use open standards?

    Even though open standards are less rich than proprietary native standards for exchange they offer a common denominator when exchanging information with other companies, especially when active trading relationships are short.

    Proprietary standard are not particularly good at handling objects that are not supported by that software. At best they import and export the objects without altering them. At worst they corrupt them of just lose them so that they are not available for downstream activities. This usually happens at the interfaces between different engineering or business disciplines.

    There are internal advantages to using open standards when using different types of software or purchasing new software.

    Why use a web based IMS?

    Easy universal access.

    Partner companies like web based project IMS systems because they feel that they have a share in its ownership.

    The web based systems can be transferred to the client to support downstream life cycle support.

    CONCURFortum Internal IMS & Information exchange


    Ims upload

    Taylor Woodrow system

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE TWmodels

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Fortum Eng.

    TU Delft

    Scheme modeller

    Fortum Eng.

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define Building

    INCEPTION MODELLER

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    FE Software

    TUD Software

    FE Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    Project IMS -

    I

    IFC

    FE1

    Project IMS

    IMS Upload

    Client Brief

    FE IMS

    Project

    database

    ProjectWise

    EPM-EDM


    Concur web based project ims information management system

    CONCUR system Web based Project IMS (Information Management System)

    VTT Building Technology, Finland

    • Summary

    • IMS System Structure

    • IMS User Interfaces

    • IMS Main Functions

    • Uploading & Downloading documents

    • Model Merging

    • XML Access


    Ims architecture

    Internal system workingenvironment within companyintranet

    COMPANY 1

    COMPANY 2

    Client

    Company

    D++

    CM

    specific

    information

    repository

    Company specific

    COMPANY 3

    Achitect

    IMS system

    Project mgr

    CONCUR IMS: Web based Project Environment

    Project information repository:

    Real life projects

    Project document & Object database

    Real life projects

    IMS Architecture


    Summary web based project ims

    Used for information sharing between all project participants

    Can be hosted on a web site located anywhere

    Based on Bentley ProjectWise document management system and incorporates the Express Data Manager software from EPM Technology

    Combine functionalities of a document based system with product model server

    Used IFC based models for exchanging information

    SummaryWeb Based Project IMS

    • Further information

    • Reports describing the IMS system are available in the Download Area

    • Contact at VTT is Maria Nikolaenko:maria.nikolaenko@vtt.fi


    Ims system structure
    IMS system structure participants


    Ims user intefaces
    IMS user intefaces participants

    Document managment system interface

    Web interface

    Documents,situated

    in choosen

    folder

    Interface to upload, documents

    merge models in the system,

    XML browsing


    Ims u ser interface viewing models in 3d
    IMS participantsuser InterfaceViewing models in 3D

    VR window

    Available methods for the selected objects in VR window

    Document related

    to the selected object


    Main functions of ims
    Main functions of IMS participants

    IMS

    Upload files

    to doc mgt system

    Download

    files from doc mgt

    system

    Link file toa product modelobject

    Merge product

    models

    Extract partialproduct model data

    End user

    Store product model


    Ims upload files diagram
    IMS participantsUpload files Diagram


    Imp user interface upload files

    Add new file form participants

    IMP user interfaceUpload files

    Select”Add file”

    User enters metadata


    Ims model merging diagram

    IMS servlet participants

    ProjectWise

    Command to

    Get A, B

    OK

    Merge A, B

    Insert A, B

    OK

    Merge A, B

    OK

    Merged model C

    OK

    (C stored in ProjectWise)

    OK

    IMS Model Merging Diagram

    User

    EPM-EDM

    Start situation: Source model files reside in ProjectWise

    End situation:Merged model file is stored in ProjectWise


    Ims user interface model merging form

    Merge models participants

    IMS user interfaceModel Merging form

    Select

    ”Merge models”

    User enters metadata


    Ims product model server xml interface

    IMS product model server & participantsXML interface

    VTT Building Technology, Finland


    Ims xml interface
    IMS - XML interface participants

    Requestobjectdata

    Object properties in XML format


    Concur epm technology s express data manager edm 1

    How has CONCUR used EXPRESS Data Manager™ version 4.0 ? participants

    IMS support – EXPRESS Data Manager™ is used by the CONCUR project to implement a Product Model Server (PMS) as an integral part of the Project Information Management System (IMS). The IMS is responsible to ensure consistency between the contractual document management system and the 3D project database stored in the PMS according to the IAI IFC151 specification. The PMS provides a facility for selective viewing, download and upload of 3D project data and their link to the contractual documents.

    CONCUR is making use the ultimate object technology: Objects are defined as industry standard objects in IFC and the ISO Express-X language is used as a data manipulation language (DML) for improving the capability of these objects - independently of any particular software system.

    Project database functionality:

    Partial download – Using a 3D browser (Promote) to select IFC objects to download using P21 and XML

    Upload and merge – Import IFC objects and merge the result using P21 and XML..

    XML Access to IFC Models – EDM provides an access interface to objects, their attributes and properties based on XML to enable the integration with material take-off applications in Excel and similar.

    IFC Browser - EDM provides the object database used by the TNO IFC Browser application which can view IFC models and be used to add, edit and extract the properties and attributes of the IFC objects in the models.

    Calculation of derived Attributes - EXPRESS Data Manager™ provides a virtual machine that interprets all Express and Express-X executable statements. CONCUR has used this capability to add semantics to the IFC151 schema by adding ‘Derived Attributes’ such as volume and surface area of the IFC 1.5.1 objects. This is a convenience to any application that does not include a geometric engine.

    Further information

    Reports describing the CONCUR Project’s use of Express the Data Manager are available in the Download Area.

    Contacts: Maria Nikolaenko at VTT: maria.nikolaenko@vtt.fi, EPM Technology website & Jorulv Rangnes at EPM Jorulv.Rangnes@epmtech.jotne.com

    CONCUREPM Technology’s Express Data Manager™ (EDM) - 1


    Concur edm and concur 2

    Further information participants

    Reports describing the CONCUR Project’s use of the Express Data Manager are available in the Download Area.

    Contact at VTT is Maria Nikolaenko: maria.nikolaenko@vtt.fi & Jorulv Rangnes at EPM Jorulv.Rangnes@epmtech.jotne.com

    CONCUREDM and CONCUR - 2

    CADModellingSystem

    OtherApplication Type

    Project (IMS)[ProjectWise]

    IFC Browser

    OtherModellingSystem

    EPM-EDM

    Generation ofDerived Attributes

    XML Access byMS-Office products

    Express XModel Merging

    Services from EDM


    Concur express data manager edm 3

    What is EPM Technology EDM? participants

    EXPRESS Data Manager™ (EDM) is a suite of applications providing an out-of-the-box solution for easily creating data-models conforming to international standards.

    EDM's pick-and-place icon driven user interface allows anyone to easily learn EDM's data modeling methodology.

    Once familiar with EDM, the user can quickly implement data-models in conform-ance with ISO 10303 (STEP), and other standards like IAI, STEP/NC, OIL & GAS and P-LIB making use of XML, Java and other environments.

    How can EPM Technology EDM help construction industry users?

    EDM helps users to take a great leap towards cost efficient and reliable use of ICT in their organizations.

    EDM helps users to take ownership of their product data by using a single data source based on standards.

    EDM helps users to apply a unified methodology and a set of products that take them from concept to solution.

    EDM can assist users in the change of the design world from 2D to a 3D object based environment.

    The interoperability and re-use of building models will translate to increased collaboration amongst industrial partners.

    In particular the knowledge stored in IFC based building models could be used for facility management and other purposes during design, construction and after the building project is completed.

    Further information

    Reports describing the CONCUR Project’s use of the Express Data Manager are available in the Download Area.

    Contact at EPM is Jorulv Rangnes Jorulv.Rangnes@epmtech.jotne.com

    CONCURExpress Data Manager (EDM)- 3


    Concur express data manager edm 4

    What can EDM do? participants

    A powerful object-oriented database management system capable of being a users single source of information.

    A web enabler due to its thin-client technology. Complete applications written in EXPRESS and EXPRESS-X are fully executed by the EDM-expressVM™ (Virtual Machine) within the database. These applications are controlled through local EDM interface™ calls.

    A unified methodology for product data solutions. All functionality of the system is configured by EXPRESS and EXPRESS-X schemas, which are the ISO and industry standards for information requirement specifications.

    An EXPRESS-G modelling environment which uses EDM visual-Express™ to design users data models and to publish them, for example on the web.

    A Rule Engine to define a users corporate knowledge by constraining information models using the rules capabilities of EXPRESS and EXPRESS-X.

    A standards solution in its support for EXPRESS (all statements, expressions, built-in functions and procedures), Part 21, and SDAI.

    Further information

    Reports describing the CONCUR Project’s use of the Express Data Manager are available in the Download Area.

    Contact at EPM is Jorulv Rangnes Jorulv.Rangnes@epmtech.jotne.com

    CONCURExpress Data Manager (EDM) - 4


    Concur express data manager edm 5

    Whats new in EDM version 4.5 participants

    EXPRESS-X implementation has been extended - among others with full exception handling - to be the one built-in database control language (including EXPRESS) for EXPRESS Data Manager™ 4.5. It provides the user with functionality and performance for building entire applications on top of the users information models at reduced costs for programming and maintenance. With the one language for modelling, storage, and use of information models, the user avoids technology compatibility problems.

    The Business Object layer of EXPRESS Data Manager™ 4.5 hides the complexity of an underlying data model and adds application specific functionality. The Business Object defines views and methods for the underlying database by means of the powerful EXPRESS based Query and Update Language in EXPRESS Data Manager™ 4.5. Business Objects are created on the server instead of locally, enabling thin clients and reducing network traffic. Business Objects tailor the same underlying information to the needs of the many disparate applications of data.

    The Query and Update Language of EXPRESS Data Manager™ 4.5 is using EXPRESS-X. Any EXPRESS-X logical expression can be passed to a query as a parameter. This functionality is fully comparable to SQL.

    Further information

    Contact at EPM: Jorulv Rangnes Jorulv.Rangnes@epmtech.jotne.com

    CONCURExpress Data Manager (EDM) - 5


    Develop scheme skanska

    Taylor Woodrow participants

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE TWmodels

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Fortum Eng.

    TU Delft

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define Building

    INCEPTION MODELLER

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    FE Software

    FE Software

    TUD Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Skanska

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    DefineSCHEMETurbine Building

    Scheme modeller

    Project IMS -

    I

    IFC

    FE1

    Project IMS

    Develop SchemeSkanska

    Client Brief

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    ProjectWise

    EPM-EDM


    Concur skanska design development

    Skanska download the Conceptual Model and supporting documentation for the Turbine house from the project database.

    Skanska design a scheme and prepare a cost plan and construction programme using ArchiCad, MS-Project and bespoke software from Solibri. They use their company IMS during this process.

    The end result is uploaded to the Project Database as IFC-SK1 plus information such as the cost plan and construction programme.

    CONCURSkanska Design Development


    Turbine house building scheme
    Turbine House documentation for the Turbine house from the project databaseBuilding Scheme


    Turbine house in archicad

    Explore SKANSKA FACETS documentation for the Turbine house from the project database

    TurbineHouse in ArchiCad


    Facets

    Facets documentation for the Turbine house from the project database

    Project development with split vision

    Adina Jägbeck, Lennart Klintmalm - Skanska Teknik AB

    Pasi Paasiala - Solibri OY


    Introduction 1 facets

    Skanska Teknik has since 1999 worked on the development of a new tool to combine information about the different aspects of a project. The purpose and functionality of the system have been defined by Adina Jägbeck and Lennart Klintmalm. It has been named "Facets".

    Introduction 1Facets

    Facets deals with information from CAD, cost estimation and process planning. Or, rather, it allows the user to create – otherwise sub-understood – relations between the various aspects, and display them. The development started as a part of a EU-supported project - Concur. The system has been built by Solibri OY and is certified for import of ifc 2.0 from CAD. It contains functions for two different project stages.

    Facets Site Developer – functions for the concept phase

    The use context for Facets Site Developer is the very early project phase. The prerequisite for using Facets in this stage is that one needs to graphically investigate different alternatives for accommodating a space requirement schedule on a site and, at the time, calculate investment costs and rental levels based on rough estimates of.

    Facets Site Developer was developed during the spring of 2001 in cooperation with a group of project developers in Skanska Hus, - Ingela Lindholm and Anders Rådestad.

    Facets Scheme Design – functions for scheme phase

    The use context for Facets Scheme Design is co-ordination between design, cost estimation and process planning. The system imports CAD-information in IFC-format, while cost recipes and process schedules are imported as databases. By relating building objects to cost items, recipes and activities the system automatically creates, on-line, quantity take-off item and activity, calculation of recipe based costs and displaying building a 4D-view of time schedules.

    The functions in Facets Scheme Design were developed during 2000 and 2001 in cooperation with a production group within Skanska Hus, including Katrin Eriksson.


    Introduction 2 such phase such requirements
    Introduction 2: a new tool to combine information about the different aspects of a project. The purpose and functionality of the system have been defined by Adina Jägbeck and Lennart Klintmalm. It has been named "FacetsSuch phase, such requirements

    Facets’ context

    Concept

    Scale - 1:1000

    Tme -1

    Info - 1

    Scheme

    Scale - 1:100

    Time -10

    Info - 1 000

    Working docs

    Scale - 1:10

    Time -100

    Info - 1 000 000

    Pre-study

    Programme

    Design - procurement

    Run - Maintain


    Introduction 3 all aspects in every phase

    Concept phase - a new tool to combine information about the different aspects of a project. The purpose and functionality of the system have been defined by Adina Jägbeck and Lennart Klintmalm. It has been named "Facets

    Quick run through

    Customer’s area and function req

    Site possibilities

    Volume studies

    Time frame and economical picture

    Alternatives

    Scheme phase -

    Worked model with spaces and building objects

    Architectural design, cost estimate, time schedule

    Coordination between knowledge fields

    Reuse of key figures

    Introduction 3:All aspects in every phase

    Instant control!

    Face to face!

    Professional tools!

    Standard exchange format!

    Experience


    What is needed? a new tool to combine information about the different aspects of a project. The purpose and functionality of the system have been defined by Adina Jägbeck and Lennart Klintmalm. It has been named "Facets

    What does the site allow?

    Do we have the space?

    Is it attractive?

    How much is it?

    Test another idea?

    Move on to next phase?

    Concept phase – ”the target is to achieve a well studied project suggestion, with the client, here and now.”

    In other words: Complete basis for decision faster


    Facets site developer all in one box
    Facets Site Developer - a new tool to combine information about the different aspects of a project. The purpose and functionality of the system have been defined by Adina Jägbeck and Lennart Klintmalm. It has been named "Facets”all in one box”

    Aesthetic

    The boxes contain links. Use the ”back arrow” to return to this page

    Site

    Function

    Experience

    based figures

    Space use

    Sketch ..

    Skiss 3

    Skiss 2

    Skiss 1

    Economy

    Rent


    Result of using facets site developer project suggestion at client meeting

    Coordinated aspects a new tool to combine information about the different aspects of a project. The purpose and functionality of the system have been defined by Adina Jägbeck and Lennart Klintmalm. It has been named "Facets(built spaces, space use, rent)

    Experience from previous projects (key figures)

    More alternatives investigated (volume studies, space use, construction period, effects of interest rate...)

    Informative presentation (bird’s eye, 3D-sketches, rent/m2)

    Direct communication with client

    Interactive way of work

    Result of using Facets Site Developer: Project suggestion at client meeting

     Good basis for decision

     Good definition for next phase


    Scheme phase the target is to facilitate coordination between professionals

    Product definition – building objects and spaces with geometry and other attributes

    Quantity take-off adjusted to cost structure (t.ex. BSAB, project divisions ....)

    Cost estimation with different requirements degree of detail (e.g. recipes for walls, key-figures for HVAC, quotation sum for painting... )

    Time schedule appropriate to planning needs (e.g. phases production activities with concerned building parts)

    Every party works based on the same, updated information

    Scheme phase”The target is to facilitate coordination between professionals”

    In other words: coordinated professional project information for procurement and detail design


    Facets scheme design coordinate information from professional tools
    Facets Scheme Design: geometry and other attributesCoordinate information from professional tools

    Cost

    Test project

    Time

    Recipe

    Method

    Product

    The boxes contain links. Use the ”back arrow” to return to this page


    Result of using facets scheme design product model with several aspect

    Product definition from CAD geometry and other attributes(now: ifc 2.0 import of architectural drawings Planned: also building services)

    Cost calculation based on cost databases (now: recipe databases through odbc e.g. Mängda, Planned: through ifc)

    Time schedule from project planning software (Now: database access to MS Project… Planned: ifc)

    Relations between products, costs and activities

    Result of using Facets Scheme Design Product model with several aspect

     support for project leaders need of coordination: designed  costed  planned


    Develop scheme skanska1

    Taylor Woodrow geometry and other attributes

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    MERGE TWmodels

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Fortum Eng.

    TU Delft

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define Building

    INCEPTION MODELLER

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    FE Software

    FE Software

    TUD Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Skanska

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    DefineSCHEMETurbine Building

    Scheme modeller

    Project IMS -

    II

    Project IMS -

    I

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    Develop SchemeSkanska

    Client Brief

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    ProjectWise

    EPM-EDM


    Develop scheme taylor woodrow

    Taylor Woodrow geometry and other attributes

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE TWmodels

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    TU Delft

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define Building

    INCEPTION MODELLER

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    FE Software

    TUD Software

    FE Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    Project IMS -

    II

    Project IMS -

    I

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    Project IMS

    Develop SchemeTaylor Woodrow

    Client Brief

    TW IMS

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    ProjectWise

    Project IMS

    EPM-EDM


    Concur taylor woodrow design development

    Taylor Woodrow download the Conceptual Model and supporting documentation for the Turbine house from the project database.

    Taylor Woodrow design a scheme and prepare a cost plan and construction programme. Taylor Woodrow show how the full IAI-IFC schema can be viewed and used as a source of information for generating a cost plan and how specification information can be included in the model. Taylor Woodrow use the estimators desktop software to assist with this task.

    Taylor Woodrow use their company IMS during this process

    The end result is uploaded to the Project Database as IFC-TW1 plus information such as the cost plan and programme

    A view of the major structural components of the Taylor Woodrow solution is shown in the IFC Browser Viewer screen shots.

    .

    CONCURTaylor Woodrow Design Development


    Turbine house building scheme1
    Turbine House documentation for the Turbine house from the project database. Building Scheme


    Develop scheme taylor woodrow1

    Taylor Woodrow documentation for the Turbine house from the project database.

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE TWmodels

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    TU Delft

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define Building

    INCEPTION MODELLER

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    TUD Software

    FE Software

    FE Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    Project IMS -

    II

    Project IMS -

    I

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    Develop SchemeTaylor Woodrow

    Client Brief

    TW IMS

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    ProjectWise

    Project IMS

    EPM-EDM


    Concur ifc browser

    Client Server JAVA application which uses the Microsoft Internet Explorer to view Ifc 1.5.1 in HTML and VRML

    Works on a network, intranet, extranet or internet. Can work with a modem connection.

    Minimal system requirements; UNIX or Windows with freeware plug-ins for viewing.

    Uses Ifc data stored in an EPM Technology Express Data Manager database on the server

    Undertakes IFC to HTML translation on the client

    Undertakes IFC to VRML (3D) translation on the client

    Independent of proprietary modelling systems

    CONCURIfc Browser

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Java Internet Explorer to view Ifc 1.5.1 in HTML and VRML

    SDAI-Binding

    (late)

    Java

    IFC-Binding

    (early)

    IFC1.5.1

    EDM DB

    C SDAI-Binding

    CONCURIfc Browser Architecture

    NT4.0/W2K

    Unix/Microsoft

    IfcBrowser

    Java Server

    RMI/HTTP

    +

    IfcBrowser

    Java Client

    Running in

    Java-enabled

    Internet Browser

    Generates

    EXPRESS-to-Java/SDAI

    Generator in Java

    Here:

    MS IE5 +

    Sun Java 1.2 Plug-in

    Meta-data (DD)

    Access

    IFC-data (MD)

    Access

    EDM Supervisor


    Concur ifc browser screen shot
    CONCUR Internet Explorer to view Ifc 1.5.1 in HTML and VRMLIfc Browser- Screen shot


    Concur ifc browser functionality
    CONCUR Internet Explorer to view Ifc 1.5.1 in HTML and VRMLIfc Browser Functionality

    • Browse through the complete IFC 1.5.1 structure.

    • Browse through the complete model.

    • Show HTML or 3D based on every possible IFC object selection, object selection help tools:

      • Make a selection by hand in the modeltree

      • Select all objects in the model based on a certain subset of the IFC 151 structure

      • Filter out specific object types within the current selection

    • Add properties to the objects on the server through the client.

    • Show derived properties from an IFC object selection.

    • Highlight a certain selection in the current 3D view.

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Concur ifc browser details

    All data is password protected Internet Explorer to view Ifc 1.5.1 in HTML and VRML

    Data is managed by EPM Express Data Manager (EDM) object database.

    Which is accessed by the TNO Java/SDAI binding which is…

    Built on top of the third layer in the EPM Technology SDAI+ Toolkit using the Java Native Interface

    The base product developed by TNO and CSTB (VRML generation) in the Esprit VEGA Project.

    CONCURIfc Browser Details

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Concur concur ifc developments

    PDM MetaData Structures for Documents Internet Explorer to view Ifc 1.5.1 in HTML and VRML

    Ifc Derived Attributes

    Ifc Model Merging

    Ifc Property Sets

    CONCURCONCUR Ifc Developments

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Concur pdm meta data structures for documents

    End users require metadata to automate the sorting, finding, storing and exchanging of files and documents.

    The CONCUR Project has specified a simple PDM schema for documents for use in the project IMS.

    The schema is in line with Ifc 2.0

    A simplified version has been incorporated in Ifc 2x

    Metadata Criteria:

    LINK - Easy link to PDT (Ifc 1.5.1 compliant in 1999)

    SIMPLICITY - Simple to understand and implement

    NEEDS - Satisfying the CONCUR Demonstration industrial need

    SUPPORT - IT vendor support

    Analysed solution and described on the next sheet.

    The CONCUR schema is being used by IT vendors in ProCure

    CONCURPDM Meta data Structures for Documents

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Concur pdm metadata development

    CONCUR analysed 3 different Metadata solutions before preparing the CONCUR Schema:

    STEP PDM Schema 1.1 (by the PDM Implementers Forum- Usage guide for the STEP PDM Schema, Jim Kendrick ERIM/PDES Inc. and Markus Hauser, ProSTEP GmbH, May 1999)

    IAI Ifc 2.0 CD

    New CONCUR specific, top down approach (using Document Classification work prepared by Steve Race in 1999)

    Analysis Summary:

    LINK

    SIMPLICITY

    NEEDS

    SUPPORT

    STEP

    -

    --

    

    IFC

    -

    CONCUR

     (but  if harmonized with the IAI)

    CONCURPDM Metadata Development

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Concur ifc derived attributes why

    IAI-Ifc contains direct data on building elements such as: preparing the CONCUR Schema:

    Height, Width, Length

    However, users are also interested in properties like:

    Volume, Surface Area, Area

    So CONCUR extended the standard Express Ifc 1.5.1 schema with derived property values which can be derived using the shape representation in Ifc 1.5.1

    The EPM Technology Express Data Manager database can calculate the Derived Attributes in real time

    The TNO IfcBrowser can view them via the client interface, calculating them on the server when the user requests them.

    CONCURIfc – Derived Attributes- Why?

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Concur ifc model merging why

    Commercial modelling software applications support their own specific disciplines and sometimes ignore or lose information from other disciplines!!!

    End users often need to combine models from different disciplines

    End users often need to mix and match alternative solutions

    CONCUR developed a simple Model Merging technique using Express-X

    The technique can merge models complying with the same Ifc schema

    If the construction and related industries are to exploit object modelling to the full, they will need sophisticated model merging technology.

    CONCUR has not addressed the legal, responsibility ownership or model locking issues associated with multiple users taking parts of models, modifying them and merging the results back into the model.

    The model merging is controlled by the Web based project IMS system and undertaken by the EPM-EDM database.

    CONCURIfc -Model merging – Why?

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Concur ifc model merging philosophy
    CONCUR specific disciplines and sometimes ignore or lose information from other disciplines!!!Ifc -Model Merging Philosophy


    Fortum Eng. specific disciplines and sometimes ignore or lose information from other disciplines!!!

    Taylor Woodrow

    MERGE TWmodels

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    FE Software

    FE Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    Project IMS -

    I

    Project IMS -

    II

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    SK1

    Merge Concept & Scheme

    Client Brief

    Model Merger

    TW IMS

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    FE IMS

    Model Merger

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    ProjectWise

    Project IMS

    EPM-EDM

    TW1

    FE1


    Concur model merging rationale

    The civil engineering companies have delivered alternative building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    Fortum Engineering can view both alternative schemes and can merge either with the original conceptual design for the plant and equipment or with an alternative design for the plant and equipment. It is also possible for Fortum to merge models for other parts of the plant into the same model.

    Model merging requires the EPM-EDM part of the project database. Model merging instructions are assembled via a web based form.

    The EPM-EDM software can also be used to extract individual objects from the Models.

    The merged models have been loaded into the project database as IFC FE1+SK1 and IFC FE1+TW1. After the merging has been completed, the source and merged files are deleted from EPM-EDM.

    The next view shows merged models.

    .

    CONCURModel Merging Rationale


    Ifc model merging views
    Ifc Model building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.Merging Views


    Concur ifc property sets

    Part of the content in IFC files is put in the properties. building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    Property Sets can be defined to combine several properties in a subgroup.

    This way we can define relations between different properties.

    This saves a lot of space because we can refer to a specific property set instead of a set of references to properties

    A property set can have 0 to many properties.

    One property can be found in several property sets.

    CONCURIfc – Property Sets

    • Further information

      • Reports describing the IFC Browser work are available in the Download Area.

      • Contacts at TNO are Peter Bonsma: P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl & Michel Böhms M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl


    Fortum Eng. building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    Taylor Woodrow

    MERGE TWmodels

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Model Merger

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    FE Software

    FE Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Bid

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Model Merger

    Project IMS

    III

    Project IMS -

    I

    Project IMS -

    II

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    SK1

    Merge Concept & Scheme

    Client Brief

    TW IMS

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    -

    ProjectWise

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    EPM-EDM

    TW1

    FE1 +

    FE1 +

    FE1

    TW1

    SK1


    Compare scheme solutions

    Taylor Woodrow building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE TWmodels

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    FE Software

    FE Software

    Scheme modeller

    Bid

    Description

    #

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE2

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    III

    Project IMS -

    I

    Project IMS -

    II

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    SK1

    FE1 +

    FE1 +

    TW1

    SK1

    Compare Scheme Solutions

    Client Brief

    TW IMS

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    -

    Project IMS

    -

    IV

    ProjectWise

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    EPM-EDM

    TW1

    FE1


    Turbine house plant skanska building solution
    Turbine House building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.Plant & Skanska Building Solution


    Turbine house plant tw building solution
    Turbine House building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.Plant & TW Building Solution


    Concur compare scheme solutions

    Compare Solutions building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    The different solutions offered by the building and civil engineering contractors are compared.

    Try Combinations of Models

    Model merging offers the opportunity to try different combinations of plant and building models. For example the mechanical engineering plant model may have changed or the principal contractor may want to try a new arrangement in an existing building model or try an existing plant arrangement in a different building. This could could occur when buildings are designed for a specific country or climate.

    Choose the Most Appropriate Solution

    The principal contractor chooses the most appropriate combination to incorporate in the bid.

    CONCURCompare Scheme Solutions


    Taylor Woodrow building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    MERGE TWmodels

    MERGE Skanskamodels

    Fortum Eng.

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    Design

    CONFIGURATION for Steam Turbine Plant

    Define

    CONCEPT Turbine BUILDING

    Skanska

    DefineSCHEMET- building

    Model Merger

    Model Merger

    FE Software

    FE Software

    Fortum Eng.

    Scheme modeller

    COMPARE suggested models andCHOOSE one

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE2

    FE1

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    III

    Project IMS -

    I

    Project IMS -

    II

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    IFC

    FE1

    FE1

    SK1

    TW1

    Project IMS

    Bid

    Client Brief

    Bid

    TW IMS

    FE IMS

    SK IMS

    Project

    database

    -

    Project IMS

    -

    IV

    ProjectWise

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    Project IMS

    EPM-EDM


    Concur bid to client

    The bid to the client usually includes: building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    The Proposed Scheme Solution

    In the past, proposed scheme solutions were usually described on drawings which were contractual documents. In the future it is expected that this information will be presented as models which can be re-used. The models can be used to create views (drawings) for construction purposes. Models are presenting challenges to how contracts are written and undertaken. CONCUR has explored some of the practical technical requirements.

    Cost Plan

    All bids require a price. How this is provided varies from country to country and even varies for different types of construction project. Although detailed bills of quantities are still prepared for pricing, the construction industry is tending to use cost plans which are easier to prepare and use. They also relate to the object oriented way of thinking and working. A typical UK Cost Plan format for commercial buildings is shown which will be recognisable to most of the European construction industry. Taylor Woodrow and Skanska, in particular, have addressed how models can support the preparation of cost plans. External software partners have developed this further.

    Programme

    The bid usually includes a programme for executing the work. Fortum Engineering and Skanska have developed this aspect during the project.

    Specifications

    Specifications are a key component of bids. This is the speciality of STABU. The TNO IFC Browser can be used to insert specification information relating to building objects into the models.

    Schedules

    Schedules of principal components such as doors and windows. Schedules can be created from the information models

    Company Supporting Information

    Financial Statements

    Health & Safety Plan – including Construction Design & Management (CDM) risk assessments

    Quality Plans and Company Procedures

    Company Policies on issues such as safety, sustainability and environmental protection

    CONCURBid to Client


    Concur typical cost plan
    CONCUR building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.Typical Cost Plan


    Concur lexicon

    LexiCon Description building solutions to the project database. The project database will have the facility to maintain the confidentiality of information where necessary.

    A collection of common concept definitions and descriptions used by the construction industry in multiple languages. They are presented in classes with associations to other classes and associated aspects.

    LexiCon Explorer

    A software tool for preparing, editing and inputting content into a LexiCon database.

    Spec Explorer

    A software tool for preparing and editing project composition trees.

    The LexiCon Vision

    The LexiCon is continuing to grow as an international collaboration.

    CONCURLexiCon


    Concur lexicon description

    Common concept definitions and descriptions for the construction industry

    Definition of concepts

    Definition of relations between concepts

    Naming of concepts

    Based on Framework of ISO PAS 12006-3

    Building construction Organization of information about construction worksPart 3: Framework for object-oriented information exchange

    Multi-lingual, support for synonyms and homonyms

    Concepts can have an unlimited set of names in any language, and names may refer multiple concepts

    International co-operation

    Content of the LexiCon is developed by STABU in co-operation with organizations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada

    CONCURLexiCon Description

    • Further information

      • Contact at STABU is Kees Woestenenk: kwoestenenk@stabu.nl

      • Reports describing the LexiCon work are available in the Download Area.


    Concur lexicon explorer browser and editor of lexicon classes

    LexiCon Classes construction industry(based on ISO PAS 12006-3):

    Subjects (e.g. Built objects, Spaces, Products)

    Activities(Work associated with Subjects)

    Aspects(Grouping of Properties)

    Properties, Measures and Values

    Units (e.g. SI units)

    Descriptions of Classes and associated Names

    Names and Descriptions in any language

    Associations between Classes

    Specialization hierarchy

    Composition (Part-of associations)

    Associated Aspects, Properties, Measures and Values

    References to external documents

    Standards (e.g. ISO standards, local standards)

    Classification systems (e.g. SfB, Master Format, EPIC

    CONCURLexiCon Explorer Browser and Editor of LexiCon Classes


    Concur lexicon explorer screen shot
    CONCUR construction industryLexiCon Explorer Screen shot


    Concur specexplorer editor for project specifications

    Covers whole lifespan over projects construction industry

    Based on project composition

    Stand alone, user defined

    Imported from geometrical model (not available yet)

    Each node in composition tree is treated as a distinct project

    Usage of LexiCon classes as templates

    Additional assignment and specification of Tasks

    Task specification

    Contractual conditions

    Participants

    Associated Contacts database

    CONCURSpecExplorerEditor for project specifications


    CONCUR construction industrySpecExplorerScreen shot


    Concur the lexicon vision

    A common language for the Construction Industry construction industry

    The LexiCon provides definitions and descriptions of concepts that are of interest for the construction industry.

    The definitions and descriptions are structured according to a model that allows both human and computer interpretation.

    The conceptual language of the LexiCon may use any lexical human language to express its contents. The formal definition of a concept consists of its set of associated properties, whereas the names and descriptions given to that concept allow humans to quickly associate that concept with their own understanding of the meaning of that concept.

    Framework for information exchange

    The LexiCon concepts live in the background, providing templates that help structuring information in such a way that this information can be interpreted by different applications, as long as these applications have access to the LexiCon concepts. Hence, end users won’t see much of the LexiCon in practice because the LexiCon will often be hidden by the user application’s interface.

    Examples of applications using the LexiCon are:

    CAD applications which want to combine gemotrical object descriptions and quality data

    Product information systems and Catalogues describing products

    Specification systems, cost estimating system and the like.

    CONCURTheLexiCon Vision

    • Further information

      • Contact at STABU is Kees Woestenenk: kwoestenenk@stabu.nl

      • Reports describing the LexiCon work are available in the Download Area.


    Concur lexicon glossary 1

    Lexicon Concepts - construction industryare abstractions of things that exist in the real world. A concept groups similar things into one thing, e.g. the concept of Door is the abstraction of all doors and represents the meaning of what a door is

    Multiple Concepts - any set of concepts

    Relations between Concepts - are properties of, part of and type of relationships that exist between concepts

    LexiCon Classes - Concepts defined in the LexiCon are called Classes. The main categories of Classes in the LexiCon are: subjects, activities, properties, property collections, measures and units

    LexiCon Subjects - are the more or less tangible things being described, such as buildings, parts of buildings, spaces and products

    LexiCon Activities - are the processes causing changes in the state of a subject, e.g. the activity of casting concrete

    Assignment - assigning names to concepts and setting relationships between concepts

    CONCUR LexiCon Glossary - 1


    Concur lexicon glossary 2

    LexiCon Aspects - construction industrycharacteristics of Subjects or Activities consisting of a set of related properties. Most aspects in the LexiCon describe a function or role of a Subject or Activity, e.g. the function Fire Barrier

    Associated Aspects - Aspects associated to a Subject or an Activity

    Lexicon Database - the actual storage of the LexiCon data

    Lexicon Properties - characteristics and quantities describing Subjects and Activities

    Composition - the components that together constitute a Subject or an Activity, e.g. door leaf and frame are components of a door set

    Project Composition - all the components of any Subject or Activity in a project

    Composition Trees - the hierarchical structure of Subjects or Activities based on their composition

    Geometrical model - the geometry of Subjects, modelled in another application, such as a CAD application

    CONCUR LexiCon Glossary - 2


    Concur lexicon glossary 3

    Contacts Database - construction industrya database containing names and addresses of persons and organizations

    Associated Aspects - Aspects describing a Subject or an Activity

    Specialization hierarchy - the hierarchical structure of concepts based on the type-of relationship, e.g. a door is a type of separation construction

    Classification systems - a set of interrelated classification tables

    Collaborating organizations in LexiCon development

    STABU foundation, the Netherlands

    Construction Information Systems (CIS), Australia

    Construction Information Limited, New Zealand

    Norwegian Council for Building Standardization (NBR)

    Digicon Information Inc., Canada

    CONCUR LexiCon Glossary - 3


    Concur results and exploitation

    Technical Results construction industry

    Industrial Results

    Partner Exploitation

    External Exploitation

    The Way Forward from CONCUR

    CONCURResults and Exploitation


    Concur technical results

    Common concepts for naming and definition in AEC (Lexicon) construction industry

    The development of common concepts for naming and defining construction terms for international use and in multiple languages starting with Dutch, English, German, Norwegian and French.

    STABU have also developed tools for collecting and manipulating definitions.

    Moving IFC product models into use

    CONCUR has contributed to the the development of IFCs and provided criticism to the developers. The major contribution was in the area of document metadata.

    The project partners have provided a test bed for trialling the advanced use of IFCs with industrial information.

    CONCUR has demonstrated early applications of IFC v1.5.1 and IFCv2.0

    CAD system translators for IFCs have been tested and feedback has been provided to software vendors.

    Encouraging software vendors

    IFCs were originally intended for exchanging information. CONCUR has show that they can also be used for storage.

    CONCUR has shown how IFCs can be used in in STEP (Express) object databases for both storage and manipulation (Model Merging).

    The partners showed how XML could be used to interface with models in a STEP database. This showed that models can be used without the need for sophisticated modelling systems. (none CAD tools)

    The partners developed a prototype IFC/Browser for viewing and extracting information from IFC models. (a none CAD tool)

    Technical Issues

    IFCs and their translators are still immature and are very limited in their application. Serious general commercial exploitation is unlikely to happen before 2004. There is a need for funding to develop the depth and breadth of the models, especially in the product area.

    Currently cost and time are not being supported by vendors.

    There is a need for JAVA 3D development for viewing to replace the limited VRML.

    The modelling technology needs to keep pace with XML developments so that IFCs can be integrated with eCommerce applications

    Technical adoption

    Vendor uptake and translator production is at least 9 months behind model development. Different vendors are using different versions of IFC which leads to incompatiblity

    There is an increasing vendor interest in IFCs, especially from the smaller vendors.

    Related R&D Projects

    CONCUR Technical Results


    Concur industrial results what has concur achieved

    Used commercially available software construction industry

    Used open standard product models

    Established a web based multi-user environment for exchanging project information

    Demonstrated a link between Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS) and a Product Data Technology (PDT) object database

    Demonstrated with real industrial information

    Deployed on real projects

    Contributed to the development of open standards

    Has shown that bidding can take less time and effort

    CONCUR Industrial ResultsWhat has CONCUR Achieved?


    Concur results partner commercial exploitation

    Taylor Woodrow construction industry

    Taylor Woodrow is making extensive use of project web sites. The company is wanting to move from a project to product way of doing business. A live construction project is using IFC and CIS standards for exchanging information down and integrating the supply chain. The company is now starting to address the human and organisational issues. The project results are influencing the TW ICT investment programme for product and project modelling.

    Skanska

    Skanska is developing and investing in the the Facets work where modelling is supporting the programming and estimating for projects. IFCs are a important part of this thinking.

    Fortum Engineering

    Fortum Engineering are also moving to a product way of doing business. CONCUR has helped the company to start integrating processes and the results are the basis of data warehouse plans for corporate information. The project has helped Fortum to integrate the use of information so that risks can be quantified quickly.

    STABU

    The Lexicon development is the basis of an international standardisation initiative to identify a taxonomy of construction terms with definitions. These can be used for eCommerce purposes and will eventually provide a logical integration with Product Data Technology and specifications. STABU are also exploiting the work commercially by populating the taxonomy with construction product and service information which will complement their existing business.

    All partners have much better knowledge and expertise with which to make investment decisions

    CONCURResults: Partner Commercial Exploitation


    Concur results external commercial exploitation

    Software Vendors using CONCUR Results construction industry

    Directly:

    EPM Technology Ltd (Express Data Manager)

    Solibri (Facets)

    Elstree Computing Ltd (Cost Planning)

    Indirectly:

    Autodesk (Arcitectural Desktop)

    Nemetschek (All-Plan)

    Graphisoft(ArchiCad)

    Significant interest from the Smaller Vendors

    Smaller vendors usually provide specialist software

    Smaller vendors see interoperability as a route to a wider market

    Smaller vendors can react and customise more quickly

    Commercial Software is expensive to Develop

    Research Projects and partners do not have the resource to develop commercial software which requires 10x the resource required for a prototype.

    Commercial software requires maintenance and a commercial support infrastructure

    Therefore it is essential to involve commercial vendors

    Open standards are developing Slowly

    Many vendors are wary of open standards

    With proprietary standards being an issue

    Open standards development is under funded and often voluntary

    Vendors are driven by the market which has an 18 month cycle

    Demand & demand – and you might get – sometime in the not too distant future!!!

    CONCURResults: External Commercial Exploitation


    Concur links to external partners

    EPM Technology construction industry

    Solibri

    Elstree Computing Ltd

    DOORS (Telelogic UK Ltd)

    Related R&D Projects

    Related Software

    Autodesk

    Nemetschek

    ArchiCad

    CONCURLinks toExternal Partners


    Concur related r d projects

    ProCure construction industry

    Information & Communication Technology (ICT) at work for the Large Scale Engineering (LSE) ProCurement Chain

    OSMOS

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    Globeman

    ??

    eLegal

    ??

    eConstruct

    Electronic Business in the Building and Construction Industry. Preparing for the Next Generation Internet

    WeConstruct??

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    CONCURRelated R&D Projects


    Concur the way forward

    Make better use of information models construction industry

    CONCUR used IFC based object models throughout the project where the objects are the building elements. The project explored the limits of using these models and found that although the objects can be used there is a great need to deepen and broaden the IFCs. It is also clear that models which are native to modelling systems will always be richer than standard models but with the penalty of limited or no interoperability. The partners found that it is essential for users to create project models from an object point of view based on the building elements. Major advantages of using IFCs were the facility to exchange objects between different sectors of industry without losing or corrupting information and the ability to exchange and store property and attribute information in addition to geometry for use in other systems, such as estimating. The effective use of standard models aids the change from project to product ways of thinking.

    Do more work on the inception area

    During the project it became clear that the front end work with the client and the inception modelling area requires more R&D effort. This is a key area which can initiate models, programmes and cost plans. There are clear links with knowledge management, data warehouses and artificial intelligence systems to ‘first guess’ project models to speed up the conceptual work downstream. There is a need for Building Wizards.

    Make links to E-commerce & business

    There is a need to develop links between the worlds of Product Data Technology and eCommerce. This will widen the usefulness of project models to support the needs of estimating, purchasing and facilities management. This will move product modelling into the mainstream of business. This will result in models being used by software other than modelling systems. Access will be required to extract and add information to the models by applications such as spreadsheets. The VTT XML interface to a STEP database is a move in this direction. It is important to have compatibility between PDT, EDI, catalogue formats and eCommerce.

    Continue RTD investment

    European and national bodies need to find ways to support the development of model schemas and research into related applications. It is of general use throughout the industry but beyond the scope of individual companies. The work is currently being moved forward by member based (not for profit) organisations which supply funding for the work.

    Involve vendors

    It is essential that the software vendors are involved in the R&D work. Experience has shown that vendors value being kept informed about developments. Within CONCUR software vendors became involved towards the end of the project as associate contractors where they implemented the research ideas and brought them to market. This was a good fit with their development programmes which are usually less than 24 months. Only commercial vendors have the skills and resources to commercially robust software and support.

    CONCUR - The Way Forward


    Taylor woodrow construction limited

    Organisation Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited construction industry

    Division Engineering Division

    Department Research and Development

    Dept. No. N951

    Secretary Reeta Moholkar

    E-mail reeta.moholkar@taywood.co.uk

    Phone +44 (0)20 8575 4856

    Fax +44 (0)20 8575 4277

    Mail See address

    Address 345 Ruislip Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 2QX, United Kingdom

    WWW Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd http://www.twc.co.uk/

    Consultancy in Design & Technology http://www.tel-consult.co.uk/

    Contacts David Leonard Jeff Stephens

    E-mail david.leonard@taywood.co.ukjeff.stephens@taywood.co.uk

    Phone +44 (0)20 8575 4888 +44 (0)20 8575 4626

    GSM +44 (0)7747 756 024 +44 (0)7798 831 899

    Visit Floor 3 Zone 6 Floor 3 Zone 6

    Travel Address, Map

    Hotels Details

    Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited


    Skanska teknik

    Organisation Skanska Teknik construction industry

    Division

    Department

    Dept. No.

    Secretary Anne-Marie Beverloo

    E-mail

    Phone

    Fax +46 8 753 60 48

    Mail 169 83 Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

    Address Råsundavägen 2

    visits:

    WWW Teknik Skanska AB

    Contacts Per Hogard Lennart Klintmalm Adina Jagbeck

    E-mail per.hogard@teknik.skanska.seLennart.klintmalm@teknik.skanska.seadina.jagbeck@teknik.skanska.se

    Phone +46 8 753 8806+468 753 8369 +46 8 5043 5000

    GSM +4670 659 4871 n.a +46 70 835 04 15

    Visit

    Travel

    Skanska Teknik


    Fortum engineering

    Organisation Fortum Engineering Ltd construction industry

    Division

    Department

    Dept. No.

    Secretary

    E-mail

    Phone

    Fax

    Mail See address

    Address POB 10, FIN - 000 48 Fortum, Rajatorpantie 8, Vantaa, Finland

    WWW Fortum Engineering Ltd http://www.fortum.com

    Contacts Jari Puttonen Pekka Valikangas

    E-mail Jari.puttonen@fortum.comPekka.valikangas@fortum.com

    Phone +358 10 453 2222 +358 10 453 2245

    Travel

    Fortum Engineering


    Stabu

    Organisation Stichting Standaardbestek Burger-en Utilitsbouw construction industry

    Division n.a

    Department Research & Development

    Dept. No. n.a

    Secretary Tineke Simonse, Christa Bruis

    E-mail postmaster@stabu.nl

    Phone +31 318 633026

    Fax +31 318 635957

    Mail See address

    Address PO Box 36, NL-6710 BA, Ede, The Netherlands

    Willy Brandtlaan 81

    NL-6716 RJ, Ede, The Netherlands

    WWW http://www.stabu.nl/

    Contacts Maarten van Hezik Kees Woestenenk

    E-mail mvanhezik@stabu.nlkwoestenenk@stabu.nl

    Phone + 31 318 633 026 +31 318 633026

    GSM + 31 651 36 96 71 n.a.

    Travel Route, Map

    Hotel Reehorst, Route, Map (as above)

    STABU


    Organisation Technical Research Centre of Finland construction industry

    Division Building Technology

    Department Concurrent Engineering

    Dept. No. RTE23

    Secretary Jaana Streng

    E-mail jaana.streng@vtt.fi

    Phone + 358 9 456 6938

    Fax +358 9 4566 251

    Mail See address

    Address PO Box 1801, FIN-02044 VTT, Finland

    WWW VTT Building Technologyhttp://cic.vtt.fi/

    Contacts Matti Hannus Maria Nikolaenko

    E-mail matti.hannus@vtt.fimaria.nikolaenko@vtt.fi

    Phone +358 9 456 6948 +358-9-456 6993

    GSM +358 40505 4577 +358 408259394

    Visit Floor 2 Room Floor 2 Room 203B

    Travel

    VTT


    Organisation Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (Royal School of Engineering)

    Division

    Department

    Dept. No.

    Secretary

    E-mail

    Phone

    Fax

    Mail See address

    Address Byggandets Org & Ekonomi, Drottning Kristinas väg 30, S-100 44 Stockholm

    WWW KTH

    Contacts Robert Noack Professor Örjan Wikforss

    E-mail robert.noack@eurostep.comwikforss@recm.kth.se

    Phone +468 790 9073 +

    GSM +4670 511 6913 +

    Visit

    Travel

    KTH


    Organisation Technische Universiteit Delft Engineering)

    Division Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

    Department Civil Engineering Informatics

    Dept. No. n.a.

    Secretary Gina de Kok

    E-mail G.deKok@ct.tudelft.nl

    Phone +31 15 2784239

    Fax +31 15 2787700

    Mail See address

    Address PO Box 5048, NL-2600 GA, Delft, The Netherlands

    Stevinweg 1, 3th floor

    Delft, The Netherlands

    WWW http://cti.ct.tudelft.nl

    Contacts Prof. Frits Tolman Saban Ozsariyildiz

    E-mail F.Tolman@ct.tudelft.nl ozsariyildiz@ct.tudelft.nl

    Phone +31 15 2781652 +3115 278 4330

    GSM n.a n.a

    Visit Room 3.39 n.a

    Travel http://cti.ct.tudelft.nl/general/location.html

    Hotel http://www.delfthotels.nl/engels/index.html

    TUD


    Organisation Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek

    Division Engineering Mechanics and Information Technology (MIT)

    Department Information Technology for Building and Construction (ITBC)

    Dept. No. -

    Secretary Jolanda van der Gaag

    E-mail ITBC@bouw.tno.nl

    Phone +31(15)2695226

    Fax +31(15)2695335

    Mail See address

    Address PO Box 49, NL-2600 AA, Delft, The Netherlands

    Schoemakerstraat 97, NL-2628 VK, Delft, The Netherlands

    TNO Zuidpolder Complex, Building MN, 3th Floor

    WWW TNO Building and Construction Research (BOUW)

    http://www.bouw.tno.nl/

    Contacts Michel Böhms Peter Bonsma

    E-mail M.Bohms@bouw.tno.nl P.Bonsma@bouw.tno.nl

    Phone +31 15 269 5304 +31 15 269 5306

    Visit Room MN 3.157 Room MN 3.152

    Travel http://www.bouw.tno.nl/TnoBouwWWW/about_us/locations/delft.html

    Hotel http://www.delfthotels.nl/engels/index.html

    TNO


    Concur mid term review demonstration scenario
    CONCUR Natuurwetenschappelijk OnderzoekMid Term Review Demonstration Scenario


    Concur mid term review uk overview
    CONCUR Natuurwetenschappelijk OnderzoekMid Term Review - UK Overview

    Client Enquiry

    Assess EnquiryAnalyse Requirements

    Reports

    Respond toRequirements

    DevelopConceptDesign

    Drawings& Calculations

    Reports

    PriceConcept

    Cost Plan

    Bid


    Concur mid term review uk detailed scenario

    Enquiry Information Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek

    TEXT

    NATIVE file link

    CATOPro

    Reports

    DOORS

    CSV

    SPF

    SPF

    ODBC

    CSV

    SpecComposer

    CSV

    SDAI

    MS-Access

    SpecApplier

    CostAssessor

    SPF

    CSTBCSC v2

    AutoCadArchitectural DeskTop

    Report

    SPF

    SDAIJAVA

    DWG/DXF

    Drawings

    EPM-EDMProjectInformationRepository

    IFCSquasher

    TNO Browser

    SPF

    CSV

    VTTPROMOTE

    CATOPro

    Cost Plan

    CSV

    CSV

    CSV = Comma separated Variable File

    SPF

    Price Utility

    SPF = STEP Physical File (IAI-IFC)

    SDAI = STEP Data Access Interface

    CONCURMid Term Review - UK Detailed Scenario


    Concur download area

    Reports Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek

    A list of CONCUR public reports :

    ???

    ???

    A list of other reports :

    ???

    ???

    Software ?

    Digital Information Lexicon etc?

    CONCURDownload Area


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