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We report on a project for the Swiss AEC industry, developing an information, communication and collaboration system as a common technical platform for all partners in a collaborative project. The development of this system benefits from research on data representation and data exchange, and on agents or autonomous processes.
We present an information architecture to support the formation of virtual companies in the AEC industry. Our objective is to augment the partners’ current computing environment with support for information exchange and the visualization of the resulting information structures, without imposing specific processes or applications. We intend to add process-specific tools that integrate into our system and can be adopted freely by each partner.