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Proceedings of CAD'14, 2014, 73-75
A BIM Inspired Supporting Platform for Architectural Design

Nan Wu, Shen-Guan Shih, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Abstract. In conventional design process, a professional consultant always performs an accurate assessment of the model until the architect almost completes the design. When the feedback provided by consultants cannot satisfy the requirements of the architectural plan, architects face the following two alternatives if they wish to preserve design quality: (1) They can either perform large-scale revision of the design based on the assessment data in the feedback, and thereby simultaneously satisfy price, physical environment, and structural requirements; (2) Or they can only attempt to satisfy one requirement, such as by meeting structural and physical environment requirements, while sacrificing budgetary requirements.
But while the first alternative will increase design cost, waste time, and reduce efficiency, the second alternative cannot meet all the goals of the architectural plan. It is clearly apparent that, during the early design stage, consultants' assessments provide little timely assistance to architects who must make correct decisions, and instead chief constitute a format of presenting information. There are many conventional aspects when it comes to evaluating a model, which includes cost, physical environment and building regulation review. 

Keywords. LOD100, dashboard, early stage of architectural design, strategic decision

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2014.73-75