Let’s see the bones – Interoperability and Information Instructure at display
Other conference contribution, 2012

Classification of building information is viewed as a key enabler for interoperability and a common information infrastructure in construction. This paper develops a conceptual frame understanding information infrastructure as a community and carrying out a longitudinal case study of a particular sociomaterial community. The method is composite and involves two intensive longitudinal studies and an orchestrated set of data collection. The theoretical frame developed proposes to extend the sociomaterial approach into a heterogeneous sociomaterial community approach contextualized in construction in Denmark. This community carries out three attempts to establish standards for interoperability, in the form of classification of a building information model. The first two attempts fail exhibiting a series of socio material breakdowns and conflicts. The technical approaches to classification organize/ are organized by social players and also involve positioning an industry association, “Building, Information technology, Productivity and Collaboration”, BIPS, in a central role. This institutionalization process also involves a stabilization of small core group with traits similar to elite.





Christian Koch

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Workshop on Innovation in Information Infrastructures (III 2012).October 9-11, 2012, Edinburgh


Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Information Science

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