Digitalization is forging its path in the architecture, engineering, construction, operation (AECO) industry. This trend demands not only solutions for data governance but also sophisticated cyber-physical systems with a high variety of stakeholder background and very complex requirements. Existing approaches to general requirements engineering ignore the context of the AECO industry. This makes it harder for the software engineers usually lacking the knowledge of the industry context to elicit, analyze and structure the requirements and to effectively communicate with AECO professionals.

To live up to that task, BIMprove partners Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Catenda have submitted a paper to the 29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference 2021 that took place from the 20th to the 24th of September 2021, presenting an approach and a tool for collecting AECO-specific software requirements with the aim to foster reuse and leverage domain knowledge. Their scientific paper, RASAECO: Requirements Analysis of Software for the AECO Industry, has been published in the Conference proceedings while the source code for the tool can be found in our public repository.

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