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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2021, 9(4), 142-155
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-9-4-3
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BIM Based Analysis of Spatial Properties in Building Layouts

Hugo Sheward1,

1The University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Lawrence, The United States of America

Pub. Date: September 22, 2021

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Hugo Sheward. BIM Based Analysis of Spatial Properties in Building Layouts. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2021; 9(4):142-155. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-9-4-3


We describe here methodologies for embedding geometric and topological operations in contemporary Building Information Modeling (BIM) Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, along with the computational implementation of domain specific evaluations; this is done to achieve the integration between spatial based spatial properties evaluations and architectural design workflows. This research describes methodologies and computational technologies used for the development of a computational design assistant in the context of laboratory buildings in Preliminary Concept Design (PCD), the geometric operations used for the creation of a prototype software are explained in their operation, and the architecture of said software is detailed.

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