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_id ecaade2014_050
id ecaade2014_050
authors Andreas Dieckmann and Peter Russell
year 2014
title The Truth Is In The Model - Utilizing Model Checking to Rate Learning Success in BIM Software Courses
source Thompson, Emine Mine (ed.), Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, 10-12 September 2014, pp. 417-426
wos WOS:000361385100044
summary Model checking is one of the core methodologies of Building Information Modelling (BIM). It allows us to quickly evaluate models based on custom criteria. While there are known examples of the integration of model checking into the course content of design studios, there is no literature on utilizing this methodology to help in the grading process of BIM software courses. This paper presents a project that applies model checking to the task of rating the learning success of students in such a course. The main project goals were increasing the objectivity of the ratings and reducing the time necessary to process a large number of submitted models. The paper describes a possible approach to categorizing and organizing model checks in an educational context and outlines a proven and tested workflow for automating the rating and feedback process.
keywords Bim education; grading; evaluation; model checking; automation
series eCAADe
email dieckmann@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ecaade2007_161
id ecaade2007_161
authors Dieckmann, Andreas; Netten, Sarah; Russell, Peter
year 2007
title From Oh-Oh to OO
source Predicting the Future [25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-6-5] Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 26-29 September 2007, pp. 663-669
summary The architect’s profession has always been that of an organizer; a coordinator. In an increasingly specialized society such as ours there is an even greater demand for professionals with a wide range of management abilities. Today’s architect will have to organize and coordinate the flow, the means and the systematic storage of information in a project. For an institution that ‘produces’ architects, it is, in the opinion of the authors, vital to not only teach modern / contemporary methods of organizing information but also to practice them. If architecture students are to comprehend the necessity of organizing skills & tools, they will have to encounter these from day one of their student life. It is perhaps surprising (or not) that niversities are not necessarily the best example of svelte, efficient organisations. On the contrary, they are often run on age-old principles that never change, despite acknowledged faults. A faculty of architecture has been developing a system to enable all members of the faculty, (teachers and students alike), with a central service for the management of information. This service is a set of web-based tools for organizing and managing the curriculum and all matters connected to that. The objective of the platform is to increase efficiency and transparency in the administration of the faculty. The effect of the system has been to develop a community. Two main aspects buttress this community. Firstly, the users are made aware of the presence of other users through a “Who’s On Campus” module. This module allows users to see which other users are logged in and using IP Addresses and WLAN Access Point Information, where they roughly are. Secondly, through a range of communication processes, informal communication is easily undertaken with other users online. The effect has been to improve the daily activities of the faculty. Achieving this has come about not by decree, but by convincing and observable benefits from the system.
keywords Virtual universities, internet collaboration, CSCW
series eCAADe
email peter_russell@mac.com
last changed 2007/09/16 15:55

_id caadria2006_545
id caadria2006_545
authors DIETRICH ELGER, ANDREAS DIECKMANN, PETER RUSSELL, THOMAS STACHELHAUS
year 2006
title THE INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO: A VIEW BEHIND THE SCENES:Liquid Campus 3
source CAADRIA 2006 [Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia] Kumamoto (Japan) March 30th - April 2nd 2006, 545-548
summary Over 10 months ending in July 2005, architecture students from Aachen, Karlsruhe and Weimar took part in a design studio that differed significantly from other studios in that the result of the studio was a 1:1 realisation of the design. This is part of an evolution of the virtual faculty of architecture “Liquid Campus”, founded in 2001, which has seen the complexity of the projects steadily rise and this continued in the Project “Ein Fest: Ein Dach”. The integrated studio is arranged to encourage an active, economic and transparent learning process, which encompasses design, communication and cooperation issues. The stated goal at the beginning of the two-semester process is to build and although only a few of the ideas are realised, all participants are involved in the realisation. In this case, the project was to create “roofs” for an open-air concert for 200,000 people in Karlsruhe, Germany. The planning was carried out using the Netzentwurf platform, with which the authors have several years experience.
series CAADRIA
email dietrich.elger@ifib.uni-karlsruhe.de, info@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de
last changed 2006/04/17 16:48

_id ecaade2013_076
id ecaade2013_076
authors Dolas, Caner; Dieckmann, Andreas and Russell, Peter
year 2013
title Building Your Own Urban Tool Kit
source Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013, pp. 485-493
wos WOS:000340643600049
summary The paper describes the development of a set of smart BIM components to facilitate and accelerate the creation of large-scale urban models in the early design phase in a BIM software environment. The components leverage the analytical, parametric and modelling capabilities of the BIM environment to support adaptive parameter-driven building geometry, patterning of different building types, early numerical and graphical design evaluation, various simulation methods and the exploration of design alternatives. The toolset consists of the most common building shapes, but can be extended with additional shapes and their respective area and volumetric calculations when necessary. The rapid large-scale deployment of the components has been achieved by diverting existing tools from their intended use.
keywords BIM; urban planning; early design; rule-based design; parametric design.
series eCAADe
email dieckmann@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ecaade2008_181
id ecaade2008_181
authors Koehler, Tanja; Dieckmann, Andreas; Russell , Peter
year 2008
title An Evaluation of Contemporary Game Engines
source Architecture in Computro [26th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-7-2] Antwerpen (Belgium) 17-20 September 2008, pp. 743-750
summary The paper deals with a close examination of several contemporary game engines regarding their usability for architectural visualisation that was conducted by third to fifth year students in a seminar context. The study examines the technology of these game engines with the main focus on graphic quality and adaptability to architectural purpose. The evaluation included not only the workflow of importing the 3D model into the engine but also general handling of the software and its user interface. The documentation of the test process and the evaluation of the various engines have been documented in a wiki compiled and written by the students. The information therein and the cost-benefit analyses provided for every engine should assist future users to quickly find the most suitable game engine for their specific purposes.
keywords game engine, visualization, virtual reality, real-time graphic, 3d model
series eCAADe
email tanjakoehler@arcor.de, dieckmann@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de, russell@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de
last changed 2008/09/09 13:55

_id caadria2012_074
id caadria2012_074
authors Markova, Stanimira and Andreas Dieckmann
year 2012
title An IFC based design check approach for the optimisation of material efficiency in the built environment
source Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Chennai 25-28 April 2012, pp. 275–284
summary Compared to other industries, the built environment is still the largest and one of the least efficient consumers of resources. Existing measures and procedures for resource recovery and reuse are focused on the demolition phase, when the composition of materials and structures is mostly unknown and hard to be analysed. Therefore, these measures are somewhat inefficient for overall high-rate material recovery. The enhancement of the integrated semantic planning process by the introduction of the IFC unified data standard and BIM technology is a first-time opportunity to track, analyse, document and simulate all relevant players, parameters and processes with an impact on the resource and material efficiency through the entire life cycle of a building in the design phase of a building project. The presented work explores the potential of IFC to serve as a framework for achieving a higher material efficiency in the built environment. A proposed design check approach for the simulation and optimisation of material efficiency in a building over its life cycle is based on a system of key parameters and actions organised in logic trees. The parameters and actions are translated into IFC objects. Additionally required IFC objects and properties are identified and described.
keywords BIM; IFC; integrative design; material efficiency design
series CAADRIA
email smarkova@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de
last changed 2012/05/29 07:34

_id caadria2013_063
id caadria2013_063
authors Markova, Stanimira; Andreas Dieckmann and Peter Russell
year 2013
title Custom IFC Material Extension – Extending IFC for Parametric Sustainable Building Design
source Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013) / Singapore 15-18 May 2013, pp. 13-22
wos WOS:000351496100002
summary The enormous variety of design systems and data formats utilised by the actors in the building design process has been recognised as a significant challenge for information exchange and project management. The introduction of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data standard as a paradigm shift has opened a first time opportunity for smooth data and information exchange over the full range of design related parameters and processes, reaching beyond the classical constructional, economic and safety-related requirements. Moreover, IFC allows for the extension of the standard in further areas, corresponding to the specific design, project or client requirements. These user-driven extensions often close an important gap of the IFC standard and can subsequently be imbedded in new releases of the IFC data standard. This paper is focused on the extension of IFC for the purposes of controlling and managing material use, increasing material efficiency and closing material cycles over the life cycle of a building. Material efficiency is defined by the design scopes of material recyclability, element reusability and waste reduction. The practical implications of the data format extension and design-check performance are examined on the level of the data model and, subsequently, on the level of proprietary Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, based on a pre-defined case.  
keywords Material efficient building design, IFC, Parametric design, Semantic design, BIM 
series CAADRIA
email smarkova@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id sigradi2003_014
id sigradi2003_014
authors Russell, P., Jackson, M. and Dieckmann, A.
year 2003
title Separated at Birth
source SIGraDi 2003 - [Proceedings of the 7th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Rosario Argentina 5-7 november 2003
summary While distributed or collaborative design studios have a long pedigree (Donath 1999), there seldom arises the chance to test the limits of the concepts implied by the idea of the physically separated design team. The indigenous differences of culture, schedules and language accentuate this. The authors entered into an experimental design exercise that would seek to explore the range of dualities, which are often encumbered by such studios owing to their very nature. As an additional catalyst in the experiment, a design topic was chosen which reflected the nature of the studio thereby creating a Gödelian knot of self-referentiality.
keywords Virtual Design Studio; CSCW; Distributed Practice; Intensive Learning
series SIGRADI
email russell@caad.arch.rwth-aachen.de
last changed 2016/03/10 08:59

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