An Automated Building Design System With Topological Information
Over the past decades, automation in building design and construction by means of computers and information technologies has brought much success to the construction industry. While current CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems provide a variety of data representation schemes (e.g. wire-frames, surface, and solid modeling) and data exchange protocols, they fail to address automation issues in retrieval of building information to be used in different AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) applications. The current research concentrates mainly on specific information about spatial relationships between building components to be designed at the preliminary stage. This paper describes a computerized building design framework developed using geometric solid modeling techniques, from which topological information of building components can be automatically generated and extracted to support various aspects in building design such as construction planning, constructability analysis, and building code compliance checking. © 2004 ASCE.
Proceedings of Construction Congress VI: Building Together for a Better Tomorrow in an Increasingly Complex World
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Nguyen, Tang Hung and Oloufa, Amr A., "An Automated Building Design System With Topological Information" (2000). Scopus Export 2000s. 641.