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Could Autodesk Revit Be Automated For Code Compliance Checking And Demonstration With A Focus On Fire Safety Regulations?, Ross Harrell, Malachy Mathews 2018 Technological University Dublin

Could Autodesk Revit Be Automated For Code Compliance Checking And Demonstration With A Focus On Fire Safety Regulations?, Ross Harrell, Malachy Mathews

Reports

Often a subject to ambiguity and interpretation, building codes and compliance with them require years of expertise to understand and to integrate into good design. Automation of code compliance through Building Information Modelling (BIM) removes the human aspect from these processes and ensures building codes are correctly adhered to. In this paper, the author reviews current code compliance systems implemented internationally and, with a focus on fire codes, compares them to the current fire certificate application in The Republic of Ireland. By conducting interviews with an Executive Fire Prevention Officer of Dublin Fire Brigade and a Fire Consultant practicing in ...


European Velo Stops, Kathryn Theall 2018 Sheridan College

European Velo Stops, Kathryn Theall

Exceptional Student Work - Architecture

Kathryn Theall is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Architectural Technology program. Theall's shelter design was a short-listed entry into the 2018 Bee Breeders’ European Velo Stops competition, which tasked architects with designing a series of cost effective, environmentally responsible, and energy-efficient cabins for overnight stays along the EuroVelo 6 bicycle route which spans 3,600 km and 10 European countries. The jury considered the scale of the projects, their ability to be mass-produced, as well as the designs that stood out from the typical A-frame or lean-to structures” (competition press kit). Theall’s modular adaptable, design is ...


Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls: Experimental Study On Using Smart Facades For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya 2017 University of Mass

Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls: Experimental Study On Using Smart Facades For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya

Ajla Aksamija

This article discusses design, prototype development and an experimental study of facade-integrated thermoelectric (TE) materials. TEs are smart materials that have the ability to produce a temperature gradient when electricity is applied, exploiting the Peltier effect, or to generate a voltage when exposed to a temperature gradient, utilizing the Seebeck effect. TEs can be used for heating, cooling, or power generation. In this research, heating and cooling potentials of these novel systems were explored. Initially, two low fidelity prototypes were designed and constructed, where one prototype was used to study integration of TE modules (TEM) as stand-alone elements in the ...


Experimental Study On Integration Of Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya 2017 University of Mass

Experimental Study On Integration Of Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya

Zlatan Aksamija

This article discusses the design, prototype development and an experimental study of facade-integrated thermoelectric (TE) materials. TEs are semiconductors that have the ability to produce a temperature gradient when electricity is applied, exploiting the Peltier effect, or to generate a voltage when exposed to a temperature gradient, utilizing the Seebeck effect. TEs can be used for heating, cooling, or power generation. In this research, heating and cooling applications of these novel systems were explored. Initially, we designed and constructed two prototypes, where one prototype was used to study integration of TE modules (TEM) as stand-alone elements in the facade, and ...


Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls: Experimental Study On Using Smart Facades For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya 2017 University of Mass

Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls: Experimental Study On Using Smart Facades For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya

Zlatan Aksamija

This article discusses design, prototype development and an experimental study of facade-integrated thermoelectric (TE) materials. TEs are smart materials that have the ability to produce a temperature gradient when electricity is applied, exploiting the Peltier effect, or to generate a voltage when exposed to a temperature gradient, utilizing the Seebeck effect. TEs can be used for heating, cooling, or power generation. In this research, heating and cooling potentials of these novel systems were explored. Initially, two low fidelity prototypes were designed and constructed, where one prototype was used to study integration of TE modules (TEM) as stand-alone elements in the ...


Experimental Study On Integration Of Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya 2017 University of Mass

Experimental Study On Integration Of Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya

Ajla Aksamija

This article discusses the design, prototype development and an experimental study of facade-integrated thermoelectric (TE) materials. TEs are semiconductors that have the ability to produce a temperature gradient when electricity is applied, exploiting the Peltier effect, or to generate a voltage when exposed to a temperature gradient, utilizing the Seebeck effect. TEs can be used for heating, cooling, or power generation. In this research, heating and cooling applications of these novel systems were explored. Initially, we designed and constructed two prototypes, where one prototype was used to study integration of TE modules (TEM) as stand-alone elements in the facade, and ...


Thermal, Energy And Daylight Analysis Of Different Types Of Double Skin Façades In Various Climates, Ajla Aksamija 2017 University of Mass

Thermal, Energy And Daylight Analysis Of Different Types Of Double Skin Façades In Various Climates, Ajla Aksamija

Ajla Aksamija

This article explores the thermal, energy, and daylighting performance of double skin façades (DSFs) in different climate types, specifically focusing on three typologies: box window, corridor, and multi-storey DSFs.  These systems were investigated and analysed to determine how different DSFs perform in comparison to each other, as well as a typical curtain wall (single skin glazed façade used as a baseline), in a multitude of climate applications. The utilised research methods included two-dimensional heat transfer analysis (Finite Element Method analysis), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, energy modelling, and daylight simulations. Heat transfer analysis was used to determine heat transfer coefficients ...


Architecture Ethics Justice, Gregory S. Palermo 2017 Iowa State University

Architecture Ethics Justice, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

The title of this talk includes no conjunctions and bears no punctuation in order to heighten the conception of the simultaneity, the unitariness of three conceptions that we often perceive as disparate realms. As I put together these remarks, I have begun to think in terms of shaping a more complete paper with this same title – entering into a territory (perhaps presumptively!) not unlike Heidegger’s “Building Dwelling Thinking” of his earlier period -- which is not a dissimilar associative lead. Today though is not the time for a tightly argued philosophical statement regarding the premises of such a conflation.


Professional Virtue And Citizenship: An Ethical Framing Of The Aia, Gregory S. Palermo 2017 Iowa State University

Professional Virtue And Citizenship: An Ethical Framing Of The Aia, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

This paper proposes that the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a corporate collective of the architectural profession, if it wishes to be more than a professional trade organization speaking to the economic self-interest of its members (and being perceived as such), has available to it two ethical courses to pursue: 1) That of improving the knowledge, skills and judgment of architects – defining and working on the virtues of the architect; and 2) That of participating in public policy decision-making and speaking out with regard to environmental design, whether proposals be public or private. Both of these concepts are embedded in ...


Architectural Education And Accreditation In The People’S Republic Of China, Gregory S. Palermo 2017 Iowa State University

Architectural Education And Accreditation In The People’S Republic Of China, Gregory S. Palermo

Gregory Palermo

The following comments were made at the plenary meeting concluding the 1994 accreditation visits conducted by the PRC National Board on Architectural Accreditation (NBAA), under the auspices of the Architectural Society of China (ASC), and the Ministry of Construction (MOC). Four architecture programs first accredited by the NBAA in 1991 had midterm revisits: Tsinghua in Beijing; Tongji in Shanghai; Tianjin University; and South East University in Nanjing. Four were visited for initial accreditation: Chongqing Jianzhu University; South China Polytechnical in Guangzhou; Harbin and Xi’an Universities.


Urban Microclimate Analysis, Gabriela Martinez, Yuying Xian 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Urban Microclimate Analysis, Gabriela Martinez, Yuying Xian

Publications and Research

This project is an exploration on building environmental performance. On it we will use different advanced simulation tools like DesignBuilder and Climate Consultant to analyze a recommended building. We are focusing on the Mamakating Visitor Center in Sullivan County, New York as our case study. Our first studies included analyzing the site conditions and elements such as wind, sun, climate, and weather. We studied the environment surrounding the building and its climate using the two software mentioned above. We found that during the winter, we should block the wind and get more sun in. However, in the summer, we should ...


3d Printing Concrete Structures And Verifying Integrity Of Their G-Code Instructions: Border Wall A Case Study, Jason Breland 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

3d Printing Concrete Structures And Verifying Integrity Of Their G-Code Instructions: Border Wall A Case Study, Jason Breland

Dissertations

Thanks to advances in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology and continued research by academics and entrepreneurs alike, the ability to “3d print” permanent concrete structures such as homes or offices is now a reality. Generally, AM is the process that allows for a 3d model of an object to be converted into hardware instructions to generate that object layer by layer using a malleable medium such as a plastic. Specifically, large scale concrete AM can now generate a structure, such as a building, layer by layer more quickly and efficiently than traditional construction methods [6, 39]. This innovative, semi-autonomous process promises ...


Ireland’S Bim Macro Adoption Study: Establishing Ireland’S Bim Maturity, Barry McAuley, ALan Hore, Roger West, Mohamad Kassem, Shiyao Kuang 2017 Technological University Dublin

Ireland’S Bim Macro Adoption Study: Establishing Ireland’S Bim Maturity, Barry Mcauley, Alan Hore, Roger West, Mohamad Kassem, Shiyao Kuang

Conference papers

Since 2016 the BIM Innovation Capability Programme (BICP) has captured the capability of the Irish Construction Industry’s and the Higher Education Institutes’ (HEIs) response to the increased requirement for BIM on Irish construction and engineering projects. One of the primary responsibilities of the BICP research team is to collate data to assist the National BIM Council of Ireland in the formulation of a National BIM Roadmap. To assist the Council with this task the BICP research team applied five macro BIM maturity conceptual models to assess Ireland’s BIM maturity. The results from the models were further utilised to ...


Stewardship Of International Bim Programmes: Lessons For Ireland, Barry McAuley, Alan Hore, Roger West, Shiyao Kuang 2017 Technological University Dublin

Stewardship Of International Bim Programmes: Lessons For Ireland, Barry Mcauley, Alan Hore, Roger West, Shiyao Kuang

Conference papers

The support by central government of national Building Information Modelling (BIM) programmes is common throughout the developed world today. To further understand how the different international governments have supported their BIM programmes the BIM Innovation Capability Programme (BICP) research team in Ireland recently completed a comprehensive Global BIM Study to help inform the National BIM Council (NBC) of Ireland in developing a Roadmap to Digital Transition for Ireland’s Construction Sector. This paper details the findings of a more concentrated investigation on a selection of jurisdictions on how particular international BIM programmes are orgainsed, managed and the level of governmental ...


What Lessons Can Be Learned From The Delivery Of The First Building On The Grangegorman Campus Using Building Information Management (Bim)?, Pat O'Sullivan, Avril Behan 2017 Grangegorman Development Agency

What Lessons Can Be Learned From The Delivery Of The First Building On The Grangegorman Campus Using Building Information Management (Bim)?, Pat O'Sullivan, Avril Behan

Conference papers

There is an acceptance that BIM, via data management, can be integrated with FM to reduce costs during the Operations and Maintenance stage of a project. However, what has not been documented is the ‘on the ground’ reality which can be reviewed as a lessons learnt exercise to improve the implementation of BIM FM for future projects. This case study sets out to explore the realities of a client’s adoption of BIM based upon the actual experience of the Greenway Hub. Rather than relying on anecdotal evidence the research was based upon the real practices and experiences of the ...


Establishing The Key Pillars Of Innovation Required To Execute A Successful Bim Strategy Within A Construction Sme In Ireland, Barry McAuley, Patrick Carroll 2017 Technological University Dublin

Establishing The Key Pillars Of Innovation Required To Execute A Successful Bim Strategy Within A Construction Sme In Ireland, Barry Mcauley, Patrick Carroll

Conference papers

The recent resurgence of the Irish Construction Industry comes at a time of global transition towards an information revolution, with technology now playing a vital role within our post-recessionary society. BIM is now seen as a core technology at the forefront of this transformational change which can present Construction SMEs with opportunities to new financial ventures. If any SME organisation is to be successful with BIM adoption then innovation must be the starting point. The aim of this paper is to establish the enabling factors required for innovating a BIM strategy within a SME Construction Organisation. The methodology involved a ...


A New Teacher On Campus, L Carl Fiocchi, Alexander C. Schreyer, Peggi Clouston 2017 University of Massachusetts School of Law

A New Teacher On Campus, L Carl Fiocchi, Alexander C. Schreyer, Peggi Clouston

L. Carl Fiocchi

The design of this building transitions it from a traditional role of academic “home” for the disciplines of the built environment to a most welcome new teacher and tectonic faculty member. The Design Building was always envisioned as a living laboratory for learning, deeply intertwined with the curriculum and progressive mission of the Design Building’s disciplines.


The Automation Of Bim For Compliance Checking: A Visual Programming Approach, Jonathan Reinhardt, Malachy Mathews 2017 Technological University Dublin

The Automation Of Bim For Compliance Checking: A Visual Programming Approach, Jonathan Reinhardt, Malachy Mathews

Conference papers

A study by FIATECH confirmed that human interpretation causes inconsistencies in applying building compliance & regulations (Solihin & Eastman, 2015). Producing, updating and quality assuring such processes is inconsistent and unreliable (Preidel & Borrmann, 2016). A barrier to interpretation of building regulations is that software is designed by developers that are separate to local authorities (Solihin & Eastman, 2015). The current literature suggests Singapore, Norway, USA & Australia have all implemented BIM automation systems for building regulations. This study reviews current automation systems and based on this proposes a system of creating a checking system is efficient in the control of professionals skilled with local ...


Embedding Life Cycle Costing In 5d Bim, Dermot Kehily, Jason Underwood, 2017 Technological University Dublin

Embedding Life Cycle Costing In 5d Bim, Dermot Kehily, Jason Underwood,

Articles

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) is the consideration of all ‘relevant’ costs and revenues associated with the acquisition and ownership of an asset. LCC has a number of relevant applications, these include project appraisal; facilities management; procurement and tendering and as a means to evaluate sustainable construction. Although these advantages are well recognised, the process is underutilised due to a number of documented barriers to adoption. Notably these include lack of accurate historical databases; the perceived complexity and time consuming nature of the calculations; lack of a standard LCC methodology, and that clients are not requesting LCC. The research presented is ...


Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, Malachy Mathews, Dan Robles, Brian Bowe 2017 Technological University Dublin

Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, Malachy Mathews, Dan Robles, Brian Bowe

Conference papers

This paper provides an overview of historic and current organizational limitations emerging in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Building Owner / Operations (AECOO) Industry. It then provides an overview of new technologies that attempt to mitigate these limitations. However, these technologies, taken together, appear to be converging and creating entirely new organizational structures in the AEC industries. This may be characterized by the emergence of what is called the Network Effect and it’s related calculus. This paper culminates with an introduction to Blockchain Technology (BT) and it’s integration with the emergence of groundbreaking technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT ...


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