A nice thing about standards

  • R. Verstraeten
  • T. Jonckheere
  • De Meyer R.
  • J. Van Campenhout


The paper documents the implementation of automated data exchange process as an alternativeto the manual workflow an architect needs to go through if he wants to comply with the EPR and acousticregulations imposed by recent Flemish standards. This application is able to import specific IFC files andinterpret its information. It automatically acquires the information needed and performs the calculations. Theresults of the calculation are then displayed through a user-friendly interface, to enable a designer evaluatehis design and immediately make improvements to his model. This application was tested in a case-studyusing an exemplary BIM model. The overall functionality of the communication process from BIM to theapplication is analysed and the resulting concerns are outlined.

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Verstraeten, R., Jonckheere, T., R., D. & Van Campenhout, J., (2011) “A nice thing about standards”, International Journal of Sustainable Construction and Design 2(2), 197-206. doi:

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Published on
05 Nov 2011
Peer Reviewed