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An open, integrated modular format - for flexible & intelligible AEC design & production

Doe, Robert M. ORCID: 2021. An open, integrated modular format - for flexible & intelligible AEC design & production. International Journal of Architectural Computing 19 (1) , pp. 23-36. 10.1177/1478077120943795

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The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector is fragmented and its computer aided design (CAD) systems suffer data loss, and errors in workflow between design and realisation. An open source, integrated, modular format is proposed to address the technological nature of these problems. Accordingly, this research updates the notion of the modular format as a more flexible and intelligible computational design method by leveraging knowledge from the computer science and manufacturing sectors where the design and realisation process is intentional and explicit. The research design of this paper comprises a theoretical approach combined with an empirical case study. Principles of modularity are extracted from the computer science and manufacturing sectors to assist with a better definition of AEC CAD processes that use materials and resources more efficiently and sustainably. The methodology of the modular format contributes to the emerging concept of a building lifecycle management (BLM) system for the AEC sector.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modular format; open source; integrated; computational design, building lifecycle management (BLM)
Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing
ISSN: 1478-0771
Funders: Case study supported the AP14 research project funded by Queensland Government Accelerate Partnerships, Queensland, Australia from October 2016 to March 2017
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 July 2020
Date of Acceptance: 14 July 2020
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 09:56

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