Lehrstuhl für Computergestütztes Planen in der Architektur
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An IFC Based Design Check Approach for the Optimisation of Material Efficiency in the Built EnvIronment

Autoren: Markova, Stanimira; Dieckmann, Andreas (Dieckmann Markova )
Erschienen in: Beyond Codes and Pixels: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Seiten: 275-284
Herausgeber: Fischer, T.; De Biswas, K.; Ham, J. J.; Naka, R.; Huang, W. X.
Ort: Chennai
Land: Indien
Jahr: 2012
ISBN: 978-988-19026-3-4

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Compared to other industries, the built environment is still the largest and one of the least efficient consumers of resources. Existing measures and procedures for resource recovery and reuse are focused on the demolition phase, when the composition of materials and structures is mostly unknown and hard to be analysed. Therefore, these measures are somewhat inefficient for overall high-rate material recov- ery. The enhancement of the integrated semantic planning process by the introduction of the IFC unified data standard and BIM technology is a first-time opportunity to track, analyse, document and simulate all rel- evant players, parameters and processes with an impact on the resource and material efficiency through the entire life cycle of a building in the design phase of a building project. The presented work explores the potential of IFC to serve as a framework for achieving a higher material efficiency in the built environment. A proposed design check approach for the simulation and optimisation of material efficiency in a building over its life cycle is based on a system of key parameters and actions organised in logic trees. The parameters and actions are translated into IFC objects. Additionally required IFC objects and properties are iden- tified and described.