Web services enhanced interoperable construction products catalogue

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

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)


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
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • Construction products
  • E-commerce
  • Interoperability
  • Products catalogue
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


Dive into the research topics of 'Web services enhanced interoperable construction products catalogue'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this