DRUMBEAT platform-a web of building data implementation with backlinking

N. Vu Hoang*, Seppo Törmä

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The purpose of Web of Building Data (WoBD) is to support the sharing of building data among the diverse stakeholders over a construction lifecycle. DRUMBEAT platform is an open- source, proof- of- concept implementation of WoBD. Many practical issues have been addressed during its development, concerning the organization and description of published data, URI design for objects, publication and management of links, and the users' access to links. The paper describes in detail the architecture used to publish multiple manifestations of the same model: versions, views, and partial exports. Different ways to publish links are supported but the object access interface, and a special backlinking protocol ensure that links can always be included in object descriptions without complicating the interface with explicit link access methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
EditorsSE Christodoulou, R Scherer
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-38689-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Product and Process Modelling - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 11


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Abbreviated titleECPPM



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