The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) has released a research report titled “Foundational Research in Integrated Building - Internet of Things (IoT) Data Standards,” which investigates how to achieve data interoperability in smart building systems applications. It follows the recent related CDAIT white paper on “Driving New Modes of IoT-Facilitated Citizen/User Engagement” within a smart city context.
In partnership with the CDAIT IoT Research Working Group composed of industry and technological experts from the CDAIT company members, the research was produced by Georgia Tech College of Design researchers under the supervision of Dr. Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi of the School of Building Construction and Dr. Dennis Shelden, director of the Digital Building Laboratory (DBL).
The report provides a brief review of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and IoT-Enabled Smart City Frameworks as well as Building Information Modeling (BIM). It then delves into building data standards and protocols and advances foundational elements for a data acquisition framework for the smart built environment such as smart buildings, smart communities and smart cities.
The research leveraged Georgia Tech DBL’s many years of expertise and experience in the development of open building information data exchange standards. DBL faculty and staff are leading members of many of the international organizations creating BIM data exchange standards.
The targeted audience for this report consists of software and telecom engineers; computer scientists; application developers; IT architects; smart building solutions architects; system administrators and engineers; architects; as well as business managers and other parties interested in IoT technical underpinnings.