Towards automated constructability checking: A case study of aligning design information with formwork decisions

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Abstract

This research aims to define an approach to identify construction-related design information at early design stages. Those information can be extracted from a building information model and used to support an automated, rule-based constructability checking in a proactive manner. Focusing on formwork construction of cast-in-place concrete building structures, this paper uses a case study and applies the object-oriented paradigm inherent in a BIM model as the opportunity and mechanism for leveraging constructability reasoning that is captured from the structural design process and construction expert's knowledge. The hierarchical model of product information for the case study building is presented and then aligned with the formwork decision-making for product realization. The accessibility of the construction-related design information, in terms of level of definition as well as representation within in the design model, is discussed, indicating the needs for system information progression since early design stages to support the BIM-enabled, automated review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
EditorsWilliam J. O'Brien, Simone Ponticelli
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages531-539
Number of pages9
EditionJanuary
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479247
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 23 2015

Publication series

NameCongress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Proceedings
NumberJanuary
Volume2015-January

Other

Other2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/21/156/23/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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