Standards for Digital Exchange of Information in the Building Industry

by Daniel Horn, ECOM Associates Inc, Milwaukee, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


The computer has been used as an effective tool in civil engineering practice for over three decades. During that time numerous software vendors have developed their own proprietary formats for storing input and output data. The evolution of object oriented programming techniques now permits the civil engineer to conceptualize projects in an object based manner. This paper will examine an effort currently underway, using STEP technology, to standardize the way in which digital information is stored for civil engineering projects.

Subject Headings: Construction industry | Industries | Computer software | Engineering profession | Permits | Computer programming | Information Technology (IT) | Architectural engineering

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