RATAS - What's new
| What is
| Product data
- Virtual magazine
Virtual magazine on Information Technology in Construction by
CIB W78. See also our list of other
journals & books related to
Glossaries on the web
Product modelling glossary and
links to other glossaries.
Industry Alliance for Interoperability
- Nordic IAI
is a world-wide consortium aiming to define industrial requirements
for interoperability of CAE systems for AEC. The deliverable of IAI is
a specification of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), a platform
for application software development. IAI is closely related with ISO
Many leading software suppliers are committed to release complying systems.
compliance with the emerging IAI specifications is a strategic opportunity
and potentially a business necessity.
RATAS product model definitions
- On the web now!
- Building product data models from a series of previous R&D projects
are being consolidated by VTT.
User friendly browsing on the WWW is provided while adhering to the standard
ISO STEP EXPRESS data definition language.
Sample data definition sheet of ENTITY WINDOW.
Islands of automation - clickable map
- Our popular figure illustrating the evolution of IT in
construction over the last decades.
Now available as a clickable map
(27kB). Proposals to improve the figure are
You are free to use the figure but a reference to the
source is appreciated. Original Designer 3.1. vector drawings:
black & white (30kB).
Construction Information Sources
- Excellent site getting even better!
- We regard CIS as one of the best AEC resource lists in the world. RATAS
and several other resources on our server are now included in the CIS
Construction IT Index
- Soon available for unsurpassed global websurfing!
- Edited list of links to
net services to AEC,
and lots of more links worldwide. Our lists are now being merged with other
professionally edited AEC resource lists around the globe. The new
integrated database of global civil engineering resources will be
Bled, June 1996.
Address will be announced on this site after June 15.
- Construction IT developers - key organisations in Finland
- Lots of Finnish developers, vendors & organisations related
to construction IT.
- Internet services for AEC in Finland - Getting into business
- Finnish Internet services for AEC:
- Enterprise Net Finland Oy: Communication platform for construction
projects & other Internet services to construction industry.
- Housenet Advertisements and contact information to private and
professional builders (in Finnish)
- Lists of links for construction professionals; the site aims to be the
top level entry node to AEC related sites in Finland.
(Builder Forum, in Finnish) - Business information: companies & services
- Info Park
- Advertisements e.g. appartments and houses for sale