The IFC for Ports and Waterways Project is set to achieve:
- Define the use cases for the development, operation & maintenance of Ports & Waterways considering existing use cases developed during the Overall Architecture and other related initiatives.
- Set out the data exchange requirements for the use cases to be implemented within the Ports & Harbours project.
- Develop & document the IFC Infrastructure for Ports and Harbours data exchange standard to be known as IPW 1.0.
- Development of modelling guidelines, and a IPW IDM & MVD.
- Provide planning for Deployment of IPW 1.0 and highlight future developments for IPH vNext and Maritime Infrastructure.
- Develop (or extend existing) tool to view/edit IPW 1.0 models and create example models
In addition to these objectives the following is recognised:
- Integration of IFC Road, IFC Rail & IFC Buildings is a key component to the overall domain of Ports and Waterways and needs to be considered (for more information please see the Scope of Work).
- Engagement with the common definitions project is important as the base definitions being developed under this project are important elements of Ports & Waterways projects.
The Project outline states the following main achievements to fulfil the stated objectives for the IFC Infrastructure for Ports and Waterways.
- A Clear definition of Scope for Ports & Waterways
- Process Maps and Use case definitions for Ports & Waterways
- Draft Conceptual model and IFC Extension for the exchange of Ports & Waterways
- A Ports & Waterways Model View Definition (MVD) and supporting Information Delivery Manual (IDM)
- Modelling Guidelines for Ports & Waterways datasets
- An IFC Viewer and example model for demonstration and validation
- Deployment Plan & Future Developments for IFC Infrastructure for Ports & Waterways
- Engagement and collaboration with currently running BuildingSMART projects & Initiatives
- Facilitation of Expert Panel Reviews and collaboration with Infrastructure Room steering Committee