The role of semantic enrichment in Building Information Modelling



In current application of Building Information Modelling to building design processes, two main limits have emerged: 1) restricted representation spectrum and 2) inefficiency in supporting collaboration because of the low-level semantics shared among the actors. The objective of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework about these two relevant aspects of collaboration in BIM methodology, as well as to demonstrate the necessity of moving from modelling approaches based on information to innovative representation systems based on knowledge.