Abstract : This paper gives an overview of a formal semantics-based approach to support the process of modeling new regulations. We focus on technical advices based on technical guides issued by the French Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB) capturing both regulations and expert knowledge of CSTB experts on how using regulations when producing a technical advice. The knowledge contained in guides is represented into SBVR rules, based on a controlled vocabulary derived from an OWL domain ontology and these rules are implemented into SPARQL queries. The know-how knowledge of CSTB experts is viewed as workflows of SPARQL queries and declaratively represented into RDF annotations. These workflows of queries are executed to assist the expert when producing technical advices by automating the compliance checking of technical documents to regulations.