IFC-Compatible Durability Controlling System for RC Structure
Industry Foundation Class, which is an international standard Building Information Model (BIM) is adopted to archive and manage RC structure life cycle durability information. An IFC-compatible durability controlling system (IFC-CDCS) for RC structure is developed, which can retrieve, resolve, create, and analyze IFC files at the level of source code. The framework of IFC-CDCS is demonstrated, and the essential module of IFC interface is elaborated by specifying the data type mapping mechanism, IFC resolving toolkit, IFC data extending methodology. An IFC project created with Autodesk Revit is loaded into the system to testify that the information from IFC file can be correctly and efficiently extracted and processed by IFC-CDCS.
Yongping Zhang, Linhua Zhou and Elwin Mao
Y. H. Ye et al., "IFC-Compatible Durability Controlling System for RC Structure", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 109, pp. 60-64, 2012