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Paper w78-1999-2601:
Integration of parametric geometric modeling and construction simulation

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Nassar K M, Beliveau Y

Integration of parametric geometric modeling and construction simulation

Abstract: In early ages 'Designing' of a building could not be differentiated from 'building' it, since the Master Builder was also the designer. With the increased complexity of design, this arrangement changed. Currently designing a building and constructing it are two different tasks. The description of design is done using drawings, whether in 2 or 3 dimensions, while construction operations is usually described by means of construction schedules. Three-dimensional details of building assemblies are often used for describing the design details. If we can describe the building details parametrically with construction operations only, then we can save time in developing assembly details and improve constructability. This paper describes a new approach to store design description of assembly details as intelligent objects. Each of these objects represents a building assembly. These assemblies are linked to a database of networks, that generically describe how the assemblies are built/drawn (i.e. the components used and the geometric/construction operations). A prototype system EASYBUILD is introduced.



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Series: w78:1999 (browse)
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Class: class.economic (0.027330) class.analysis (0.012254) class.software development (0.007903)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Research Press of the National Research Council of Canada. The support of the editors, particularly Dr. Dana Vanier, is gratefully appreciated.


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