BIMERR ontology network

Responsible Partner

UPM (Universidad Politécnica De Madrid)​

The BIMERR ontology network represents the semantic models that describe the different aspects of building renovation processes (e.g. energy efficiency, occupancy, building information models, etc.). Such models are defined following a modular approach, that is in the shape of a network, in which each domain (KPI, materials, building, etc.) could be reuse independently. The ontology network is implemented in OWL (Web Ontology Language) and available in different formats at

Bimerr Ontology Network
Synergies with other BIMERR tools
The BIMERR ontology network is aligned with the BIMERR data model used in the BIMERR Interoperability Framework (BIF) as backbone for the interoperability between BIMERR tools. Such alignment between the BIMERR ontologies and the BIMERR data models is ensured through a respective converter. The BIMERR ontology network is also used to generate the BIMERR knowledge graphs where externa data openly available are available and semantically annotated.
Relevant BIMERR Use Cases
  • UC-01: Rapid scanning of the geometry of the building, semantic modeling and accurate representation in a BIM
  • UC-02 Accelerate the collection of data about the building systems through BIM-based internal audit support tools and interaction with building managers and occupants.
  • UC-03. Adapt design to the actual building use, including accurate information about occupancy and schedules, comfort requirements/ preferences and energy uses.
  • UC-04 Consider new materials and technologies in any design and simulation activity through appropriately configured BIM-compliant models residing in relevant open repositories (with accurate specification of their impact in energy performance of buildings).
  • UC-07 Stakeholders’ systems exchange appropriate and “understandable” data between each other.
Development Roadmap
The different modules of the ontology network are delivered from M13 following an incremental approach.

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