Semantic Web for BIM

Today the thesis of Jakob Beetz came in our mailbox. As some of you might know Jakob is the most important contributor of the architecture as we use it today.  His book, called “Facilitating distributed collaboration in the AEC/FM sector using Semantic Web Technologies”, gives a clear inside in the future of web based BIM modeling. is very pleased with this clear statement of Semantic Web usage in the AEC sector. We like this see-through into the future of BIM and fully support the ideas behind it. The development team of does a lot of research on Semantic Web for productmodelling in the AEC sector. The  Product Modelling Ontology (PMO) is one of the results of this research and development.

We expect that the work on PMO and the work Jakob did will joins forces in the next generation of software. Thanks to Jakob’s work the future will become reality a bit faster!

Jakob will defend his thesis on June 29th at the University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and continue his work in this field for the comming years.

UPDATE: Download the thesis from Jakob as a PDF from this link