Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Adaptive minimized communication protocol based on BIM

Ata Zahedi, Frank Petzold
Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.150
Abstract: The early conceptual architectural design phases are characterized by a constant interplay of creating variants and assessment of those variants as well as their consistent detailing. Variant comparison plays a significant role in achieving the desired final building. Objectifiable criteria used for the evaluation and comparison of design variants can be used to legitimize decisions and selections as the design process proceeds. Moreover, using these criteria, such as the results of simulations and analysis performed by various domain experts, most likely leads to building designs with better performance. One major challenge in practice today is the management of design information and collaboration between several actors in a building project. A large portion of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry still deals with conventional methods to exchange design information. The growing use of building information models is promising, but even the most recent developments and practices still rely heavily on human-readable protocols and issue management systems (Beetz 2009; Borrmann et al. 2018). Considering the potential of schematized computer-readable communications to be analyzed and used for future references and case-based reasoning systems, this paper proposes a novel minimized communication protocol based on BIM, which aims to introduce a computer-readable, yet adaptive universal method/function which works on schematized information exchange requirements (templates) for different use cases. Furthermore, this concept will be explained and demonstrated using an example scenario.
Keywords: BIM, Lean Communication Protocol, Adaptive Detailing, Communication And Collaboration Technologies
Pages: 31 - 39

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