Ekaterina Petrova, Peter Lind Johansen, Rasmus Lund Jensen, Steffen Maagaard and Kjeld Svidt
Automation of Geometry Input for Building Code Compliance Check
Abstract: Documentation of compliance with the energy performance regulations at the end of the detailed design phase is mandatory for building owners in Denmark. Therefore, besides multidisciplinary input, the building design process requires various iterative analyses, so that the optimal solutions can be identified amongst multiple alternatives.However, meeting performance criteria is often associated with manual data inputs and retroactive modifications of the design. Due to poor interoperability between the authoring tools and the compliance check program, the processes are redundant and inefficient. That has left the industry in constant pursuit of possibilities for integration of the tool within the Building Information Modelling environment so that the potential provided by the latter can be harvested and the processed can be optimized. This paper presents a solution for automated data extraction from building geometry created in Autodesk Revit and its translation to input for compliance check analysis.
Keywords: Building Information Modelling, Building Energy Design, Performance Assessment, Interoperability
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Elvekrok D R, Johansen B W, Syvertsen T G, Totland T
World wide web as a coordination technology
for knowledge work
Abstract: This paper will bring some understanding of the World Wide Web as an information and
coordination technology, and suggest some principles and metaphors for Web working. The
suggestions will be underpinned by recent experiences from a collective Web-working project,
and a transformation of a technical standard into hypertext format. Some ideas and visions for
future developments based on the new medium are presented.
World Wide Web is more than a tool or a technology, it is a new medium based on a set of very
simple principles that enable us to cope with a vast Ocean of information and knowledge. The
basics of World Wide Web and HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) will be explained.
A small-scale experiment in collective writing in Web will be reported. The task was development
of the PAKT Yearbook of 1994, where a dozen of contributors worked concurrently on individual
pieces around a shared Yearbook structure. This small project may in some sense resemble an
engineering project, where many discipline experts are performing individual tasks around a
shared goal and work breakdown structure.
The experiment was based on use of Microsoft Internet Assistant which provides a simple add-on
that makes Microsoft Word a combined Web reader and writer. Using this interface to the Web,
working there is as simple as traditional word-processing. This mode of working can easily be
expanded with any kind of tool based on the same concepts of process linking. There is, however,
no support for the work processes associated with creating the product (in our case a Yearbook),
or the organization of the processes. Based on our experiences, we suggest some metaphors and
practical approaches to efficient Web working.
Another experiment has been in the domain of technical standards. A couple of existing, paper-
based standards from the petroleum industry have been converted to HTML, with cross-references
transferred to active hyper-links. Using WWW as a one-way information server and as a shared
working space will be illustrated.
We see at least three future aspects of Web development; active objects replace static information,
information structures will be supplemented by knowledge processes (enterprise modelling), and
the information economy will evolve based on integrated flow of transactions.
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Stanford University, USA. The support of the editors, particularly Prof. Fischer is gratefully appreciated.