Design automation in construction: An overview
Number of Authors: 6
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 33rd CIB W78 Conference 2016, Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd 2016, Brisbane, Australia, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
As the construction industry continues its digital journey the applications within design automation is growing, making development processes less time-demanding and more organized. Design automation applications can show design impact on e.g. cost, equipment availability, staff capabilities and buildability. It can also facilitate reuse of successful solutions instead of reinventing the wheel for every project. Thanks to automation it becomes easier to generate several solutions and trying different what-if-conditions. The field has many different approaches but an overview for construction where the connections between the different approaches are indicated is needed. The purpose of this paper is to describe our view of how the design automation fields of building information modelling, master models, nowledge-based engineering, configuration, modularization, platforms and simulation are onnected and to provide input to the design automation discussion in construction. Each of hese areas are introduced and then they are analyzed in relation to each other and presented as an overview. These results will serve as a base for future studies.
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Research subject Construction Engineering and Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60207OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60207DiVA: diva2:1045280
33rd CIB W78 Conference 2016, Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd 2016, Brisbane, Australia