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Electronic Platform for Procurement through Building Information Modelling - PLAGE

The project focus is on private and public e-procurement for the whole building and construction life-cycle, with both commercial and technical information being modelled in a cloud-based BIM server MDA and SOA architecture, using standards such as IFC and STEP APs, and with an e-procurement approach using SOA and Service Trading Architecture. The PLAGE Platform is a platform system that combines three different platforms: Microsoft SharePoint 2007 is used as the business collaboration platform system and as the front-end and to implement a set of workflow and rule-based procedures for the e-procurement; the EDM Model Server˙ from Jotne EPM Technolgy is used for product and process BIM data management; Vortal eGOV is an e-procurement platform for the AEC sector for public and private eTendering, eAwarding and eOrdering. Partners: UNIDEMI, IST, Primavera Software, MicroFil, VORTAL


Funding organization: QREN – COMPETE, Agência de Inovação


Project website: http://plage.vortal.pt/


Main achievements: The disparate platforms worked seamless in an integrated way through Web-services connections. These Web-services connections were also used to link to other AEC specialized software, like the Primavera Construction ERP Suite or Solibri Modeller. Apart from the later softwares, other specialized design and engineering applications export their IFC files to be used by the PLAGE Platform.

Start date:01 Dec 2008
End date:01 Dec 2010
Main researcher:António Grilo, Assistant Professor
Research group:Systems Engineering and Management
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