Adapting advanced engineering design approaches to building design - potential benefits

C.J. Hopfe, C. Struck, J.L.M. Hensen, M. Böhms

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Abstract

A number of industries continuously progress advancing their design approaches based on the changing market constraints. Examples such as car, ship and airplane manufacturing industries utilize process setups and techniques, that differ significantly from the processes and techniques used by the traditional building industry. One important difference between the building and other industries is that no prototypes are trialed and tested before manufacturing. This fact causes the design stages to be highly iterative without implementing prototype performance data into the global design process. Evolutionary design i.e. is one technique that aims to adapt the biologic process of evolution to engineering. This technique could have the potential benefit of reducing the design iteration from concept creation to construction. The paper identifies possible differences between the industries and the analysis of the benefits from adapting Evolutionary design to concept creation, evaluation and optimization based on building performance criteria. This paper summarizes the latest research findings documented in subject related literature. Furthermore the iterative character of building design will be detailed by stating key results from design team observations. The final conclusions will indicate reasons why techniques as evolutionary design were not yet successfully integrated to building design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Int. Postgraduate Research Conf.. in the Built and Human Environment, 6 - 7 April, Technische Universiteit Delft, BuHu, University of Salford
Pages369-378
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Eventconference; Int. Postgraduate Research Conf.. in the Built and Human Environment; 2006-04-06; 2006-04-07 -
Duration: 6 Apr 20067 Apr 2006

Conference

Conferenceconference; Int. Postgraduate Research Conf.. in the Built and Human Environment; 2006-04-06; 2006-04-07
Period6/04/067/04/06
OtherInt. Postgraduate Research Conf.. in the Built and Human Environment

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