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Security model collaborative building design

Alshammari, Kaznah, Li, Haijiang and Kwan, Alan 2019. Security model collaborative building design. Presented at: 36th CIB W78 2019 Conference, Newcastle, England, UK, 18-20 September 2019. Proceedings of the 36th International Conference of CIB W78.

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Abstract

This research concerns the topic of Building Information Modelling (BIM), data governance and security frameworks directed towards finding an appropriate method to security model a collaborative building design. This is concerned with knowledge of the structure and model of information that is utilised in the collaborative building design, the security threats that face the structure and model of information and concerning information security to achieve the stated goal. BIM implementation has benefits associated with the BIM process. These benefits include the flexibility of workflow and that performance in collaboration can be facilitated to model data integration. Team members can work uninterrupted on the same model. However, there are certain steps that can be taken to control the model and manage it without inconsistencies arising. Some of these steps include assigning users to a workstation so that others are prevented from making changes to features at the same time. In addition, when a modification is made, a copy of the system must be synchronised with the local copy in order to achieve intergradation with the central model of BIM. The collaboration problem was not complex prior to BIM because the participants would simply work on different sheets. BIM effectively processes the inefficiencies and inaccuracies of the traditional methods at a cost of reduced flexibility and an increase in collaboration complexity. Problems can arise when an application has a centralised model of approach because most files are contained in a single file. Having understood the information model and related security threats, the model proposed to secure the BIM for a collaborative building design is developed to prioritise the security of all information exchanged between the involved parties. The security model that is proposed addresses security concerns: protection of building information from access by unauthorised individuals and the creation of information in the BIM through unauthorised access. The security model allows for the arrangement of data according to measures put in place according to the classification of information in the BIM. The model also records the activities of users to enable any breach to be traced to a particular user. The model uses these user activity records and defines patterns and best practices that reduce the probability of information compromise in the BIM. Many security models only store information and place little emphasis on protection or the access that users are granted to this information.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
ISSN: 2706-6568
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 April 2020
Date of Acceptance: 19 September 2019
Last Modified: 31 May 2020 16:28
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/130959

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