THE INTEGRATION OF BIM AND GIS IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT – A DATA CONSISTENCY REVIEW
- Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM), Geographic Information System (GIS), Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Data Consistency
Abstract. From days to days, management of construction project has been improved during life-cycle project, starting from planning until maintenance. This happen cause of the advantages in implementation technology of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) in supporting construction project. Few years ago, enhancement in term of BIM and GIS that provides an additional extension for the purpose of information management is very interesting. With the advantages that been provided by BIM and GIS, information of construction project can be adapted into real situation of the construction site which be helpful during the life-cycle of building construction. BIM and GIS is a different platform which contains their own advantages that support construction project. In order to bring the most effectiveness in management of construction project, integration between BIM and GIS becomes an important task to support the design phase until operational phase which include the facility management and maintenance. Although this integration can support the building information management, the software that used in integration process is still having limitations and differences in fulfilling the needs of users. For that reasons, data consistency needs to be studied in order to develop the best practices of integration application. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the data consistency during the integration process. From the investigation, it showed that there are some data inconsistency occurs in IFC platform after conversion process. Through this paper, the comparison of the geometric and semantic data before and after translation process will be examined.