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Cheng, F.F., Patel, P. and Bancroft, S.
Development of an Integrated Facilities Information System Based on STEP - A Generic Product Data Model
The Int. Journal of Construction IT 4(2), pp.1-13
A facility management system must be able to accommodate dynamic change and based on a set of generic tools. The next generation of facility management systems should be STEP conforming if they are to lay the foundation for fully integrated information management and data knowledge engineering that will be demanded in the near future in the new era of advanced site management. This paper describes an attempt to meet such a specification for an in-house system. The proposed system incorporates the latest technological advances in information management and processing. It pioneered an exchange architecture which presents a new class of system, in which the end-user has for the first time total flexibility and control of the data never before automated in this way.