Post Parametric Automation in Design and Construction

Post Parametric Automation in Design and Construction
Author: Alfredo Andia,Thomas Spiegelhalter
Publsiher: Artech House
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN: 1608076946
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Parametric Automation in Design and Construction Book Excerpt:

Automation, a mixture of algorithms, robots, software, and avatars, is transforming all types of jobs and industries. This book responds to one critical question for the design and construction industry: “how are architects, engineers, and contractors using information technology to further automate their practices?” Addressing the use of new digital technologies, particularly parametric automation for design and construction in the building industry, this book looks at how technologically advanced architectural and engineering practices are semi-automating their design processes by using sophisticated algorithms to transform their workflows. The book also documents a set of firms that are further advancing automation by using pre-fabrication, modularization, and custom designs via robotics.

Digital Wood Design

Digital Wood Design
Author: Fabio Bianconi,Marco Filippucci
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1535
Release: 2019-02-24
ISBN: 3030036766
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Wood Design Book Excerpt:

This book explores various digital representation strategies that could change the future of wooden architectures by blending tradition and innovation. Composed of 61 chapters, written by 153 authors hailing from 5 continents, 24 countries and 69 research centers, it addresses advanced digital modeling, with a particular focus on solutions involving generative models and dynamic value, inherent to the relation between knowing how to draw and how to build. Thanks to the potential of computing, areas like parametric design and digital manufacturing are opening exciting new avenues for the future of construction. The book’s chapters are divided into five sections that connect digital wood design to integrated approaches and generative design; to model synthesis and morphological comprehension; to lessons learned from nature and material explorations; to constructive wisdom and implementation-related challenges; and to parametric transfigurations and morphological optimizations.

Handbook of Research on Visual Computing and Emerging Geometrical Design Tools

Handbook of Research on Visual Computing and Emerging Geometrical Design Tools
Author: Amoruso, Giuseppe
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN: 1522500308
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Visual Computing and Emerging Geometrical Design Tools Book Excerpt:

Visual computing and descriptive geometry are multidisciplinary fields addressing the handling of images, 3D models, and other computer graphics. These ideas are experiencing a revival due to emergent technologies and applications available to developers. Based in traditional forms of design and architecture, these fields are currently experiencing a bounty of new research based on old principles. The Handbook of Research on Visual Computing and Emerging Geometrical Design Tools seeks to add to this knowledge base by considering these technologies from a designer’s perspective rather than reiterating the principles of computer science. It combines aspects of geometry and representation with emerging tools for CAD, generation, and visualization while addressing the digital heritage of such fields. This book is an invaluable resource for developers, students of both graphic and computer-generated design, researchers, and designers.

Computational and Manufacturing Strategies

Computational and Manufacturing Strategies
Author: Andrea Quartara,Djordje Stanojevic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2018-08-11
ISBN: 9811088306
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational and Manufacturing Strategies Book Excerpt:

This book highlights computationally enabled and digitally fabricated strategies used in the design of a series of full-size wooden structures. It introduces theoretical foundations and then focuses on the possibilities that have emerged as a result of the material-aware processes. The case studies expound wood as one of the most suitable materials to experience the seamless framework introduced with the digital design-to-construction chain. Two main aspects of the pavilions constructed, developed in various international academic groups, are considered. On one hand the case studies explore tolerances of raw and engineered material intertwined with machine processing; they also address material enhancement through strip applications in timber construction. In addition, the structures are examined in the light of an extensible designing path, which acts as an interoperable procedure, bridging the virtual and the real.

Robotic Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Robotic Systems  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2075
Release: 2020-01-03
ISBN: 1799817555
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotic Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

Through expanded intelligence, the use of robotics has fundamentally transformed a variety of fields, including manufacturing, aerospace, medicine, social services, and agriculture. Continued research on robotic design is critical to solving various dynamic obstacles individuals, enterprises, and humanity at large face on a daily basis. Robotic Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source that delves into the current issues, methodologies, and trends relating to advanced robotic technology in the modern world. Highlighting a range of topics such as mechatronics, cybernetics, and human-computer interaction, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for robotics engineers, mechanical engineers, robotics technicians, operators, software engineers, designers, programmers, industry professionals, researchers, students, academicians, and computer practitioners seeking current research on developing innovative ideas for intelligent and autonomous robotics systems.

Design Computing

Design Computing
Author: Brian R. Johnson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN: 1317396022
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Computing Book Excerpt:

Design Computing will help you understand the rapidly evolving relationship between computing, designers, and the many different environments they create or work in. The book introduces the topic of design computing, and covers the basics of hardware and software, so you don’t need to be an expert. Topics include the fundamentals of digital representation, programming and interfaces for design; the shifting landscape of opportunity and expectation in practice and pedagogy; placing sensors in buildings to measure performance; and the challenge of applying information effectively in design. The book also includes additional reading for those who wish to dig deeper into the subject. Design Computing will provide you with a greater awareness of the issues that permeate the field, opportunities for you to investigate, and perhaps motivation to push the boundaries.

Designing Sustainable and Resilient Cities

Designing Sustainable and Resilient Cities
Author: Alessandro Melis,Julia Brown,Claire Coulter
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN: 1000606570
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Sustainable and Resilient Cities Book Excerpt:

This book explores the link between the Food-Water-Energy nexus and sustainability, and the extraordinary value that small tweaks to this nexus can achieve for more resilient cities and communities. Using data from Urban Living Labs in six participating cities (Eindhoven, Gdańsk, Miami, Southend-on-Sea, Taipei, and Uppsala) to co-define context-specific challenges, the results from each city are collated into an Integrated Decision Support System to guide and improve robust decision-making on future urban development. The book presents contributions from CRUNCH, a transdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners whose expertise spans urban climate modelling; food, water, and energy management; the design of resilient public space; collecting better urban data; and the development of smart city technology. Whilst previous works on the Food-Water-Energy nexus have focused on large, transnational cases, this book explores local ways to use the Food-Water-Energy nexus to improve urban resilience. It suggests tangible ways in which the cities and communities around us can become both more efficient and more climate resilient through small changes to their existing infrastructure. Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. We urgently need to make our cities more resilient. This book provides a planning tool for decision-making and concludes with policy recommendations, making it relevant to a range of audiences including urbanists, environmentalists, architects, urban designers, and city planners, as well as students and scholars interested in alternative approaches to sustainability and resilience.

City Networks

City Networks
Author: Athanasia Karakitsiou,Athanasios Migdalas,Stamatina Th. Rassia,Panos M. Pardalos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN: 3319653385
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City Networks Book Excerpt:

Sustainable development within urban and rural areas, transportation systems, logistics, supply chain management, urban health, social services, and architectural design are taken into consideration in the cohesive network models provided in this book. The ideas, methods, and models presented consider city landscapes and quality of life conditions based on mathematical network models and optimization. Interdisciplinary Works from prominent researchers in mathematical modeling, optimization, architecture, engineering, and physics are featured in this volume to promote health and well-being through design. Specific topics include: - Current technology that form the basis of future living in smart cities - Interdisciplinary design and networking of large-scale urban systems - Network communication and route traffic optimization - Carbon dioxide emission reduction - Closed-loop logistics chain management and operation - Modeling the effect urban environments on aging - Health care infrastructure - Urban water system management - Architectural design optimization Graduate students and researchers actively involved in architecture, engineering, building physics, logistics, supply chain management, and mathematical optimization will find the interdisciplinary work presented both informative and inspiring for further research.

Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics Concepts and Technologies

Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics  Concepts and Technologies
Author: Underwood, Jason,Isikdag, Umit
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2009-12-31
ISBN: 1605669296
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics Concepts and Technologies Book Excerpt:

In recent years, building information modeling has become a very active research area of construction informatics with investigation of ICT use within construction industry processes and organizations. The Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies addresses the problems related to information integration and interoperability throughout the lifecycle of a building, from feasibility and conceptual design through to demolition and recycling stages. Containing research from leading international experts, this Handbook of Research provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within the field.

Construction 4 0

Construction 4 0
Author: Marco Casini
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN: 0128218037
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction 4 0 Book Excerpt:

At the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the advent of digitalization, innovative technologies and materials, and new construction techniques have begun transforming the way that infrastructure, real estate, and other built assets can be designed, constructed, and operated in order to create a more attractive, energy-efficient, comfortable, affordable, safe, and sustainable built environment. Developments in materials and cutting-edge technologies (such as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biotechnology) have finally started to move the construction towards a new era. Massive changes are occurring as a result of the possibilities created by big data and the Internet of Things, along with the technological advances that are driving down the cost of sensors, data storage, and computer services. Construction 4.0: Advanced Technology, Tools and Materials for the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry presents a thorough review of developments in materials, emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies, and strategies in the fields of smart building design, construction, and operation, providing the reader with a comprehensive guideline on how to exploit the new possibilities offered by the digital revolution. It will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, material scientists, and civil engineers, undergraduate and graduate students, and other professionals working in the fields of smart eco-efficient construction and cutting-edge technologies applied to construction. Features discussions on how nanomaterials, bio-based materials, and recycled materials are applied in the construction of buildings Analyzes the lifecycle of materials, buildings and design and construction operations Covers new methodologies and construction processes Provides case studies on cutting-edge digital technology such as AI and machine learning Examines all aspects of sustainability, including end-of-life of buildings

Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio technical Systems Real life Applications

Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio technical Systems     Real life Applications
Author: J. Pokojski,M. Gil,L. Newnes
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN: 1643681117
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio technical Systems Real life Applications Book Excerpt:

Transdisciplinary engineering transcends other inter- and multi-disciplinary ways of working, such as Concurrent Engineering (CE). In particular, transdisciplinary processes are aimed at solving complex, ill-defined problems, or problems for which the solution is not immediately obvious. No one discipline or single person can provide sufficient knowledge to solve such problems, so collaboration is essential. This book presents the proceedings of the 27th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, organized by Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, from 1-10 July 2020. ISTE2020 was the first of this conference series to be held virtually, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Entitled Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio-technical Systems - Real-life Applications, the book includes 71 peer-reviewed papers presented at the conference by authors from 17 countries. These range from theoretical and conceptual to strongly pragmatic and addressing industrial best practice and, together with invited talks, they have been collated into 9 sections: Transdisciplinary Engineering (7 papers); Transdisciplinary Engineering Education (4 papers); Industry 4.0, Methods and Tools (7 papers); Human-centered Design (8 papers); Methods and Tools for Design and Production (14 papers); Product and Process Development (9 papers); Knowledge and Data Modeling (13 papers); Business Process and Supply Chain Management (7 papers); and Sustainability (2 papers). The book provides an overview of new approaches, methods, tools and their applications, as well as current research and development, and will be of interest to researchers, design practitioners, and educators working in the field.

Advanced Manufacturing and Automation

Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
Author: Ke Sheng Wang,Jan Ola Strandhagen,Da Wei Tu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN: 303826637X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Book Excerpt:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 4th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (IWAMA 2014), October 27-28, 2014, Shanghai, China. The 97 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Mechanisms and Machine of Manufacturing Systems, Chapter 2: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Chapter 3: Measurements, Monitoring and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems, Chapter 4: Mechatronics, Robotics and Control, Chapter 5: Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Chapter 6: Production, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Building Information Modelling BIM in Design Construction and Operations III

Building Information Modelling  BIM  in Design  Construction and Operations III
Author: P. De Wilde,L. Mahdjoubi,A Galiano Garrigós
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 1784663611
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Information Modelling BIM in Design Construction and Operations III Book Excerpt:

Originating from the 2019 International Conference on Building Information Modelling this book presents latest findings in the field. This volume presents research from a panel of experts from industry, practice and academia touching on key topics, the development of innovative solutions, and the identification future trends.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture  Engineering and Construction
Author: Ardeshir Mahdavi,Bob Martens,Raimar Scherer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN: 1315736950
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction Book Excerpt:

In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and

31 Forum Bauinformatik

31  Forum Bauinformatik
Author: Sternal, Maximilian,Ungureanu, Lucian-Constantin,Böger, Laura,Bindal-Gutsche, Christoph
Publsiher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 3798331049
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

31 Forum Bauinformatik Book Excerpt:

Das Forum Bauinformatik steht unter dem Motto „von jungen Forschenden für junge Forschende“. Es bietet jungen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern sowie interessierten Studierenden die Möglichkeit, ihre Forschungsarbeiten zu präsentieren, Problemstellungen fachspezifisch zu diskutieren und sich ganz allgemein über den neusten Stand der Forschung zu informieren. Zudem ergibt sich dadurch eine ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit, in die wissenschaftliche Gemeinschaft im Bereich der Bauinformatik einzusteigen und Kontakte zu anderen Forschenden zu knüpfen. According to the motto “from young researchers for young researchers” the Forum Bauinformatik offers researchers as well as interested undergraduates the opportunity to present their research work, to discuss discipline-specific problems and to catch up to the current state in research. Furthermore, it gives an excellent chance to get in touch with the scientific community in the field of Computing in Civil Engineering and socialize with other researchers

Sustainability and Automation in Smart Constructions

Sustainability and Automation in Smart Constructions
Author: Hugo Rodrigues,Florindo Gaspar,Paulo Fernandes,Artur Mateus
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN: 3030355330
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and Automation in Smart Constructions Book Excerpt:

This book gathers outstanding papers presented at the Conference on Automation Innovation in Construction (CIAC-2019). In recent years, there have been significant transformations in the construction sector regarding production and the use of computers and automation to create smart and autonomous systems. At the same time, innovative construction materials and alternative technologies are crucial to overcoming the challenges currently facing the building materials industry. The book presents numerous examples of smart construction technologies, discusses the applications of new construction materials and technologies, and includes studies on recent trends in automation as applied to the construction sector.

Contagious Architecture

Contagious Architecture
Author: Luciana Parisi
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 026231262X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contagious Architecture Book Excerpt:

A proposal that algorithms are not simply instructions to be performed but thinking entities that construct digital spatio-temporalities. In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophical inquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Her thesis is that algorithmic computation is not simply an abstract mathematical tool but constitutes a mode of thought in its own right, in that its operation extends into forms of abstraction that lie beyond direct human cognition and control. These include modes of infinity, contingency, and indeterminacy, as well as incomputable quantities underlying the iterative process of algorithmic processing. The main philosophical source for the project is Alfred North Whitehead, whose process philosophy is specifically designed to provide a vocabulary for “modes of thought” exhibiting various degrees of autonomy from human agency even as they are mobilized by it. Because algorithmic processing lies at the heart of the design practices now reshaping our world—from the physical spaces of our built environment to the networked spaces of digital culture—the nature of algorithmic thought is a topic of pressing importance that reraises questions of control and, ultimately, power. Contagious Architecture revisits cybernetic theories of control and information theory's notion of the incomputable in light of this rethinking of the role of algorithmic thought. Informed by recent debates in political and cultural theory around the changing landscape of power, it links the nature of abstraction to a new theory of power adequate to the complexities of the digital world.

Towards Design Automation for Additive Manufacturing

Towards Design Automation for Additive Manufacturing
Author: Anton Wiberg
Publsiher: Linköping University Electronic Press
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN: 9179299857
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Design Automation for Additive Manufacturing Book Excerpt:

In recent decades, the development of computer-controlled manufacturing by adding materiallayer by layer, called Additive Manufacturing (AM), has developed at a rapid pace. The technologyadds possibilities to the manufacturing of geometries that are not possible, or at leastnot economically feasible, to manufacture by more conventional manufacturing methods. AMcomes with the idea that complexity is free, meaning that complex geometries are as expensiveto manufacture as simple geometries. This is partly true, but there remain several design rulesthat needs to be considered before manufacturing. The research field Design for Additive Manufacturing(DfAM) consists of research that aims to take advantage of the possibilities of AMwhile considering the limitations of the technique. Computer Aided technologies (CAx) is the name of the usage of methods and software thataim to support a digital product development process. CAx includes software and methodsfor design, the evaluation of designs, manufacturing support, and other things. The commongoal with all CAx disciplines is to achieve better products at a lower cost and with a shorterdevelopment time. The work presented in this thesis bridges DfAM with CAx with the aim of achieving designautomation for AM. The work reviews the current DfAM process and proposes a new integratedDfAM process that considers the functionality and manufacturing of components. Selectedparts of the proposed process are implemented in a case study in order to evaluate theproposed process. In addition, a tool that supports part of the design process is developed. The proposed design process implements Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) witha parametric CAD model that is evaluated from functional and manufacturing perspectives. Inthe implementation, a structural component is designed using the MDO framework, which includesComputer Aided Engineering (CAE) models for structural evaluation, the calculation ofweight, and how much support material that needs to be added during manufacturing. Thecomponent is optimized for the reduction of weight and minimization of support material,while the stress levels in the component are constrained. The developed tool uses methodsfor high level Parametric CAD modelling to simplify the creation of parametric CAD modelsbased on Topology Optimization (TO) results. The work concludes that the implementation of CAx technologies in the DfAM process enablesa more automated design process with less manual design iterations than traditional DfAM processes.It also discusses and presents directions for further research to achieve a fully automateddesign process for Additive Manufacturing.

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering Volume 1

Civil  Architecture and Environmental Engineering Volume 1
Author: Jimmy C.M. Kao,Wen-Pei Sung
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN: 135164940X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

The 2016 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE 2016), November 4-6, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan, is organized by China University of Technology and Taiwan Society of Construction Engineers, aimed to bring together professors, researchers, scholars and industrial pioneers from all over the world. ICCAE 2016 is the premier forum for the presentation and exchange of experience, progress and research results in the field of theoretical and industrial experience. The conference consists of contributions promoting the exchange of ideas between researchers and educators all over the world.

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering

Civil  Architecture and Environmental Engineering
Author: Jimmy C.M. Kao,Wen-Pei Sung
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1664
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN: 1351849360
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering Book Excerpt:

This two-volume work contains the papers presented at the 2016 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE 2016) that was held on 4-6 November 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. The meeting was organized by China University of Technology and Taiwan Society of Construction Engineers and brought together professors, researchers, scholars and industrial pioneers from all over the world. ICCAE 2016 is an important forum for the presentation of new research developments, exchange of ideas and experience and covers the following subject areas: Structural Science & Architecture Engineering, Building Materials & Materials Science, Construction Equipment & Mechanical Science, Environmental Science & Environmental Engineering, Computer Simulation & Computer and Electrical Engineering.