Don’t shoehorn, but link compliance checking data

Ruben Kruiper*, Ioannis Konstas, Alasdair J.G. Gray, Farhad Sadeghineko, Richard Watson, Bimal Kumar

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Wouldn’t it be great if we could automatically check whether a Building Information Model (BIM) complies with all the relevant building regulations? Despite a plethora of motivations and a long history of research, the Automated Compliance Checking (ACC) problem is far from solved. We argue that a general solution to ACC may not be feasible based on three fundamental difficulties: (1) semantic parsing of regulatory texts, (2) a mismatch in requirements for representing a building project and representing the building elements that ACC rules refer to, and (3) the lack of a strategy to align ACC rules to each other and to building representations. We identify the need for tools that support the use building regulations for their diverse group of users, e.g., not only during Compliance Checking. Our conclusion is that a Linked Data approach is particularly suited to the development of such support tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop
EditorsWalter Terkaj, María Poveda-Villalón, Pieter Pauwels
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2024
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop - Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti (CTE), Matera, Italy
Duration: 15 Jun 202316 Jun 2023 (Link to event website)

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherRWTH Aachen University
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


Workshop11th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop
Abbreviated titleLDAC 2023
Internet address


  • Automated Compliance Checking
  • Linked Data
  • Building Regulations


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