Pragmatic Use of LOD - a Modular Approach

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The concept of Level of Development (LOD) is a simple approach to specifying the requirements for the content of object-oriented models in a Building Information Modelling process. The concept has been implemented in many national and organization-specific variations and, in recent years, several solutions have been proposed to address the challenge of the LOD concept being either too simple to fully describe the requirements for BIM deliverables or too complex to be operational in practice. This study reviews several existing LOD concepts and concludes that addressing the completeness and reliability of deliveries along with use-case-specific information requirements provides a pragmatic approach for a LOD concept. The proposed solution combines LOD requirement definitions with Information Delivery Manual-based use case requirements to match the specific needs identified for a LOD framework. This framework can act as a basis for future LOD solutions to harmonize the conceptual understanding of LOD definitions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 11


Conference11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling

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Treldal, N., Vestergaard, F., & Karlshøj, J. (2016). Pragmatic Use of LOD - a Modular Approach. Paper presented at 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, Limassol, Cyprus.