Common Data Environments for the Information Container for linked Document Delivery

Madhumitha Senthilvel*, Jyrki Oraskari, Jakob Beetz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Unstructured and poorly managed information is a major cause of time delays in construction projects. Availability of relevant information at the required time has a considerable impact on decision making in the project’s lifecycle. Multi-models containers, and a more recent approach, Information container for linked document delivery (ICDD), aim to facilitate construction data management and sharing information. Containers help in structuring and linking of heterogeneous data. Such container models are relevant in and align with Common
Data Environments (CDE) which facilitate a centralised environment for managing both information and services. Presently, three approaches fit in the vision of CDE: the DIN SPEC 91391-2, OpenCDE-API which is loosely based on DIN SPEC 91391-2, and the W3C Linked Data Platform (LDP), a generic data container-based approach to managing linked data graphs online. In this paper, we investigate how ICDD, an approach to link information, can be represented using the above three frameworks. A comparison is developed between the three approaches based on a sample use-case. The required conversion steps are analysed, and the limitations of the mapping are evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-145
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Workshop on Linked Data in Architecture and Construction - Online, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 17 Jun 202019 Jun 2020
Conference number: 8


  • CDE
  • OpenCDE
  • LDP
  • ICDD
  • DIN SPEC 91391-2


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