Parametric building development during early design stage

CRC Construction Innovation (2005) Parametric building development during early design stage. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane.



Objectives The objectives of this project were two-fold: • Assess the ease with which current architectural CAD systems supported the use ofparametric descriptions in defining building shape, engineering system performance and cost at the early stages of building design; • Assess the feasibility of implementing a software decision support system that allowed designers to trade-off the characteristics and configuration of various engineering systems to move towards a “global optimum” rather than considering each system in isolation and expecting humans to weigh up all of the costs and benefits. The first stage of the project consisted of using four different CAD systems to define building shells (envelopes) with different usages. These models were then exported into a shared database using the IFC information exchange specifications. The second stage involved the implementation of small computer programs that were able to estimate relevant system parameters based on performance requirements and the constraints imposed by the other systems. These are presented in a unified user interface that extracts the appropriate building shape parameters from the shared database Note that the term parametric in this context refers to the relationships among and between all elements of the building model - not just geometric associations - which will enable the desired coordination.

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ID Code: 26912
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program B : Sustainable Built Assets , Project 2002-060-B : Parametric Building Development during Early Design Stage
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Deposited On: 20 Aug 2009 06:08
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