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Process Specification Language for Project Information Exchange



Michael Gruninger, Ram D. Sriram, J. Cheng, K Law


There are many project scheduling and management programs employed in the construction industry. Standards-based translation is one way to achieve interoperability. This study discusses the applicability of the Process Specification Language (PSL) for exchanging project information among different applications. PSL was initiated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is emerging as a standard exchange language for process information in the manufacturing industry. In this paper, we explore how PSL can be extended for exchanging project information for construction applications. Furthermore, we investigate how to utilize PSL to reason about potential conflicts and to perform consistency checking in a typical construction project.
International Journal of IT in Architecture


consistency checking, information exchange, process specification language, project management, PSL


Gruninger, M. , Sriram, R. , Cheng, J. and Law, K. (2003), Process Specification Language for Project Information Exchange, International Journal of IT in Architecture, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created August 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017