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Automation of Geometry Input for Building Code Compliance Check

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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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0265

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