The AEC sector has been lagging behind other sectors in the adoption of e-procurement. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way companies in the AEC sector are working, providing new processes for collaboration. This paper describes how the BIM combined with the Model-Driven Architecture, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Cloud Computing may challenge e-procurement in the AEC sector. It presents the application of the SOA4BIM Framework in the context of electronic procurement and describes an industrial research case study for validation of the proposed approach in the conception and design phases of building/construction projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalAutomation In Construction
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011


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