Welcome to the COINS wiki pages
This approach is commonly referred to as BIM (building information modelling, reflecting its initial application in the architectural domain), while the same acronym is used to refer to the product of the process, the information model itself, or BIM (Building Information Model).
The introduction of BIM leads to an increasing need to describe the information deliveries (data drops) on the interface between actors in the process. In practice these data drops are a combination of data sets according to multiple formats and differing standards, as well as proprietary formats. Available BIM standards are not equipped to support this practical situation.
This standard provides an information model and exchange format by means of a container for BIM related data.
The importance of this standard is the integration of open data based on differing standards (as well as proprietary formats, where needed), but packaged up in a way that makes explicit links between multiple representations of the same object. For example, a construction component such as a road abutment may be defined in a BIM library (as a type), linked to text specification or meta data, and include a 3D representation in a IFC file and/or a 2D representation in a GIS file.
What is Coins: General Concepts
- Essentials; In the Essentials section the general concepts of COINS are explained
- Core Model; The CoinsCore section specifies the classes and relations defined in this standard.
- Semantics introduction; The page Semantics introduction give some initial concepts and explaination about semantics, triples, OWL, RDF and ontologies. For more detailed information there will be links available to external resources.
How to use Coins: Step by Step
- Creating a Coins container
- Adding Objects
- Adding Properties and Relations
Reading data from a container
- Validating ?
- Support; See the Support page for your questions and remarks