IfcPerson

Natural language names
Person
Person
Personne
Change log
ItemSPFXMLChangeDescription
4.0.0.0
    IfcPerson
      IdentificationXMODIFIEDName changed from Id to Identification.
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

This entity represents an individual human being.

NOTE  Many countries have legislation concerning the identification of individual persons within databases. Although the intent of the IFC Model is to act as a specification for data exchange and sharing, an IFC file might in some situations be considered to be a database that enables identification of a particular person under the terms of such legislation. Users should be aware of the constraints of legislation that might apply in the places where IFC files are used.
NOTE  Entity adapted from person defined in ISO 10303-41.
HISTORY  New entity in IFC1.5.1.
IFC4 CHANGE  Attribute Id renamed to Identification. WHERE rule relaxed to allow omission of names if Identification is provided.
Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
1IdentificationIfcIdentifier? Identification of the person.X
2FamilyNameIfcLabel? The name by which the family identity of the person may be recognized.
NOTE  Depending on geographical location and culture, family name may appear either as the first or last component of a name.
X
3GivenNameIfcLabel? The name by which a person is known within a family and by which he or she may be familiarly recognized.
NOTE  Depending on geographical location and culture, given name may appear either as the first or last component of a name.
X
4MiddleNamesIfcLabel? L[1:?] Additional names given to a person that enable their identification apart from others who may have the same or similar family and given names.
NOTE  Middle names are not normally used in familiar communication but may be asserted to provide additional identification of a particular person if necessary. They may be particularly useful in situations where the person concerned has a family name that occurs commonly in the geographical region.
X
5PrefixTitlesIfcLabel? L[1:?] The word, or group of words, which specify the person's social and/or professional standing and appear before his/her names.X
6SuffixTitlesIfcLabel? L[1:?] The word, or group of words, which specify the person's social and/or professional standing and appear after his/her names.X
7RolesIfcActorRole? L[1:?] Roles played by the person.X
8AddressesIfcAddress? L[1:?] Postal and telecommunication addresses of a person.
NOTE  A person may have several addresses.
X
EngagedInIfcPersonAndOrganization
@ThePerson
S[0:?]The inverse relationship to IfcPersonAndOrganization relationships in which IfcPerson is engaged.X
Formal Propositions
RuleDescription
IdentifiablePersonRequires that the identification or/ and the family name or/ and the given name is provided as minimum information.
ValidSetOfNamesIf middle names are provided, the family name or/ and the given name shall be provided too.
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance
Attribute inheritance
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescriptionG
IfcPerson
1IdentificationIfcIdentifier? Identification of the person.X
2FamilyNameIfcLabel? The name by which the family identity of the person may be recognized.
NOTE  Depending on geographical location and culture, family name may appear either as the first or last component of a name.
X
3GivenNameIfcLabel? The name by which a person is known within a family and by which he or she may be familiarly recognized.
NOTE  Depending on geographical location and culture, given name may appear either as the first or last component of a name.
X
4MiddleNamesIfcLabel? L[1:?] Additional names given to a person that enable their identification apart from others who may have the same or similar family and given names.
NOTE  Middle names are not normally used in familiar communication but may be asserted to provide additional identification of a particular person if necessary. They may be particularly useful in situations where the person concerned has a family name that occurs commonly in the geographical region.
X
5PrefixTitlesIfcLabel? L[1:?] The word, or group of words, which specify the person's social and/or professional standing and appear before his/her names.X
6SuffixTitlesIfcLabel? L[1:?] The word, or group of words, which specify the person's social and/or professional standing and appear after his/her names.X
7RolesIfcActorRole? L[1:?] Roles played by the person.X
8AddressesIfcAddress? L[1:?] Postal and telecommunication addresses of a person.
NOTE  A person may have several addresses.
X
EngagedInIfcPersonAndOrganization
@ThePerson
S[0:?]The inverse relationship to IfcPersonAndOrganization relationships in which IfcPerson is engaged.X
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcPerson" type="ifc:IfcPerson" substitutionGroup="ifc:Entity" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcPerson">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:Entity">
    <xs:sequence>
     <xs:element name="Roles" nillable="true" minOccurs="0">
      <xs:complexType>
       <xs:sequence>
        <xs:element ref="ifc:IfcActorRole" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
       </xs:sequence>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:itemType" fixed="ifc:IfcActorRole"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:cType" fixed="list"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:arraySize" use="optional"/>
      </xs:complexType>
     </xs:element>
     <xs:element name="Addresses" nillable="true" minOccurs="0">
      <xs:complexType>
       <xs:sequence>
        <xs:element ref="ifc:IfcAddress" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
       </xs:sequence>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:itemType" fixed="ifc:IfcAddress"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:cType" fixed="list"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:arraySize" use="optional"/>
      </xs:complexType>
     </xs:element>
    </xs:sequence>
    <xs:attribute name="Identification" type="ifc:IfcIdentifier" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="FamilyName" type="ifc:IfcLabel" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="GivenName" type="ifc:IfcLabel" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="MiddleNames" use="optional">
     <xs:simpleType>
      <xs:restriction>
       <xs:simpleType>
        <xs:list itemType="ifc:IfcLabel"/>
       </xs:simpleType>
      </xs:restriction>
     </xs:simpleType>
    </xs:attribute>
    <xs:attribute name="PrefixTitles" use="optional">
     <xs:simpleType>
      <xs:restriction>
       <xs:simpleType>
        <xs:list itemType="ifc:IfcLabel"/>
       </xs:simpleType>
      </xs:restriction>
     </xs:simpleType>
    </xs:attribute>
    <xs:attribute name="SuffixTitles" use="optional">
     <xs:simpleType>
      <xs:restriction>
       <xs:simpleType>
        <xs:list itemType="ifc:IfcLabel"/>
       </xs:simpleType>
      </xs:restriction>
     </xs:simpleType>
    </xs:attribute>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcPerson;
  Identification : OPTIONAL IfcIdentifier;
  FamilyName : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
  GivenName : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
  MiddleNames : OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcLabel;
  PrefixTitles : OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcLabel;
  SuffixTitles : OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcLabel;
  Roles : OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcActorRole;
  Addresses : OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcAddress;
 INVERSE
  EngagedIn : SET [0:?] OF IfcPersonAndOrganization FOR ThePerson;
 WHERE
  IdentifiablePerson : EXISTS(Identification) OR EXISTS(FamilyName) OR EXISTS(GivenName);
  ValidSetOfNames : NOT EXISTS(MiddleNames) OR EXISTS(FamilyName) OR EXISTS(GivenName);
END_ENTITY;

Link to EXPRESS-G diagram EXPRESS-G diagram

References  References: IfcWorkControl IfcAsset IfcInventory IfcAddress IfcPersonAndOrganization IfcActorSelect IfcResourceObjectSelect IfcObjectReferenceSelect

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