A demonstration of BIM-enabled quantitative circulation analysis using BERA language

Hyunsoo Lee, Jisoo Kim, Minkyu Shin, Inhan Kim, Jin Kook Lee

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Abstract

This paper describes a BIM-enabled spatial analysis approach that enables us to compute specific quantitative data using BERA (Building Environment Rule and Analysis) Language and its tool. By comparing design alternatives for an actual building model, this paper also demonstrates building circulation and its associated properties of numeric data. The conventional software-driven approaches have intrinsic limitations that include limited interfaces, restricted parameters, closed rules except pre-defined rules, etc. A script language-based approach, however, is strongly necessary for various and flexible design review tasks especially for retrieving and computing specific dataset. This paper specifically demonstrates actual design review tasks as follows: 1) comparison and visualization of the differences between design alternatives in terms of their different spatial allocations; 2) analyzing numeric data result, NDBC (Numeric Data of Building Circulation), for evaluation of building circulation factors in each department of building; and as a result, 3) overall quantitative analysis and its result will be reported on given actual BIM models in order to support design decision making among various spatial allocation scenarios. For the actual demonstration presented in this paper, we modified some part of BERA language applications and defined appropriate BERA program code and Java code that are executable on given BIM models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Proceedings
EditorsQuang Ha, Ali Akbarnezhad, Xuesong Shen
PublisherUniversity of Technology Sydney
Pages202-209
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780646597119
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2014 Jul 92014 Jul 11

Publication series

Name31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Proceedings

Other

Other31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period14/7/914/7/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Lee, H., Kim, J., Shin, M., Kim, I., & Lee, J. K. (2014). A demonstration of BIM-enabled quantitative circulation analysis using BERA language. In Q. Ha, A. Akbarnezhad, & X. Shen (Eds.), 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Proceedings (pp. 202-209). (31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Proceedings). University of Technology Sydney.