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id acadia03_048
authors Pahle, Robert and Stein, Friedhelm
year 2003
title Online Database for Structural Details – DeTra
source Connecting >> Crossroads of Digital Discourse [Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture / ISBN 1-880250-12-8] Indianapolis (Indiana) 24-27 October 2003, pp. 373-381
summary DeTra is a research project that arose from the question: “How is it possible to assist students and professionals in architecture, dealing with structural details?” Our solution is a structural detail database, which assists by presenting example solutions of similar designs. This research was conducted in two overlapping parts. The first part of the research included the definition of a structure and a language to describe structural details—flexible enough to enable complex computer based queries, simple enough to be understandable. Major problems were the inclusion of vague terms, different meanings for the same word, and different words for the same fact. The second part was to create internet-based computer software, which utilizes the developed concepts and allows their evaluation. Thereby the system can be used with different access methods to the same data collection. This approach intends to present both standard detail examples and project-related detail examples. For that reason the structural connections will be presented including all available project data. The information includes texts, sketches, drawings, photos, animations, and the database description. Our implementation handles this content. According to the holistic presentation of the search results a strong tool for evaluation is given to the user.
series ACADIA
email robert.pahle@asu.edu
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100%; open Newman, M. (1997) Find in CUMINCAD McGraw hill electronic structural detail library (CD-ROM ed.) , New York: McGraw-Hill Professional
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