Web services enhanced interoperable construction products catalogue

Stephen C. W. Kong, Heng Li, Yong Liang, Tim Hung, Chimay Anumba, Zhen Chen

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This paper presents a new approach to achieving interoperability between Web-based construction products catalogues. It first introduces the current development of electronic catalogues of construction products. The common system architecture of Web-based electronic products catalogues is discussed, which is followed by a discussion on construction products information standardization and the latest distributed-systems technologies for the communication and exchange of construction products information. The latter part of this paper presents a model of interoperable Web-based construction products catalogue and an implementation of Web services in E-commerce systems to enable the sharing of construction products information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-352
Number of pages10
JournalAutomation in Construction
Issue number3
Early online date5 Nov 2004
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • construction products
  • e-commerce
  • interoperability
  • products catalogue
  • web services


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