building information modeling bim in current and future practice pdf
One particular aspect received special attention regarding feedback: energy usage. The chapters by
Hemsath, Sanguinetti et al., Yan, and Donn offer methods for integrating both the automatic generation of zonal energy models and feedback for interpreting the many multidimensional data results. A variety of design-supporting feedback options are proposed and prototyped.
Energy considerations are not best unitized only at the level of the building; heat islands and energy recovery schemes from high-heat generating buildings suggest that neighborhoods and urban zones provide important unit of analysis and energy system designs. Some of the approaches are reviewed in the chapter by Baird, Ramesh,Johnstone, Lam.
Kalay et al. provides an important critique of current BIM models, regarding their limited ability to represent functional, behavior, comfort and other essential aspects of building space. Their critique suggests several paths for research and innovation. Akin’s chapter lays out a different set of research and development areas, dealing with interoperability and further improving BIM’s basic usability and facilitation of collaboration.
There seems to be broad recognition that architectural design will have an increasingly strong analytical base. There is a professional need to develop market differentiation to support these services. A variety of organizational structures (in-house departments, consultants) will support these knowledge areas. Another theme is the benefits of customizing BIM tools for special problems, and to provide unique services. While custom design styles and materials is one path (Beorkrem), Burry lays out the need and context for metaBIM, where design innovation leads to the customization of the tool and the designs are co-developed more or less in parallel. The results are outlined in the astounding Sala Creuer above the nave of Sagrada Familia, now being constructed.