The IfcActorResource schema within the IFC model enables representation of information concerning a person or an organization that will undertake work or hold responsibility. The IfcActorResource schema is developed as a separate resource schema containing identified actor related classes because it is a general idea that can be related to many other classes.
The classes and attributes within the IfcActorResource schema supports the identification of properties of persons and organizations whose services may be used. Additionally it supports relating persons to organizations, and relationships between organizations, such as to form hierarchical organization structures. The scope of the schema is to be sufficient for the purposes of a model dealing with project design and construction and for management of the constructed facility (within the scope of business processes supported by this release of the IFC model) following project completion. The information content of the schema is not sufficient for the exchange of detailed information about human resources.
NOTE The schema IfcActorResource has been developed with reference to the schema person_organization within ISO 10303-41. The definitions within ISO 10303-41 have been adopted with modifications to meet the particular requirements imposed by business processes in building design, construction and facilities management operations.
HISTORY New schema in IFC2.0..