• Michal Brandtner Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • Adam Boháček Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic




Construction industry, the LCA methodology, the BIM model, 3D model, LCA study, life cycle inventory (LCI), czech environment, SNIM


Construction industry produces a significant amount of waste and on the other hand the capacities of landfills are almost filled. It is necessary to deal with the effective use of materials that have already been used and have potential to be reused again. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method of assessing the life cycle of a product or service in terms of its environmental impact. The Building Information Model (BIM) includes, in addition to geometry, the information part. This data can be used for life cycle inventory (LCI) and then for the assessment itself. The aim of the article is to analyse previous approaches and define which data structure is necessary to be obtained from the BIM model for the LCI purpose of a specific material. The proposed methodology of the data recognition and selection is based on data structure of non-graphical database called SNIM, which was developed for the Czech construction environment.   


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How to Cite

Brandtner, M., & Boháček, A. (2021). A DATA STRUCTURES FOR PURPOSE OF THE BIM-BASED LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT: A REVIEW AND THEORETICAL BACKGROUND. zech ournal of ivil ngineering, 6(2), 21-27. https://doi.org/10.51704/cjce.2020.vol6.iss2.pp21-27