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id ecaade2008_074
authors Pauwels, Pieter; Verstraeten, Ruben; Meeus, Wim; De Meyer, Ronald; Van Campenhout, Jan
year 2008
title Industry Foundation Classes: A Space-Based Model Scheme?
source Architecture in Computro [26th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-7-2] Antwerpen (Belgium) 17-20 September 2008, pp. 117-124
summary This paper illustrates our findings concerning space based design methodologies and interoperability issues for today’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) environments. A method is elaborated which enables building designers to perform an automated energy use analysis, based on an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) model derived from a commercial BIM environment, in this case Autodesk Revit 9.1. A prototype application was built, which evaluates the building model as well as vendor-neutral exchange mechanisms, in accordance with the Flemish Energy Performance Regulation (EPR) standard. Several issues regarding the need for space-based building models are identified and algorithms are developed to overcome possible shortcomings.
keywords IFC, BIM, Revit, EPBD
series eCAADe
email pieter.pauwels@ugent.be, ruben.verstraeten@ugent.be, wim.meeus@ugent.be, ronald.demeyer@ugent.be, jan.vancampenhout@ugent.be
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