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OGC to demonstrate interoperability for building, energy and construction costs

Wayland, MA – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced completion of the AECOO-1 (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Phase 1 Testbed, a 9-month effort to increase interoperability among software used by architects, construction companies, cost estimators and building energy analysts. On Thursday, May 28, 2009, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT, the buildingSMART allianceTM (bSa), the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., sponsors and participants of the AECOO-1 Testbed will conduct a free webinar demonstrating results from the testbed.

Effective management of buildings and other capital facilities increasingly requires information exchange among all disciplines and professions that have a stake in the design, construction and operation of those facilities. The AECOO-1 Testbed exchanged building information using Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards to analyse tradeoffs between construction cost and energy efficiency. This work was preliminary to possible future development of open standards for Web service interfaces.
Results will be submitted for consideration by bSa’s National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) Project Committee.

For more information and to register for the free webinar, go to: https://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/aecoo-1