Computerising Regulatory Knowledge for Building Engineering Design

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dc.contributor.author Dimyadi, Johannes en
dc.contributor.author Clifton, George en
dc.contributor.author Spearpoint, M en
dc.contributor.author Amor, Robert en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-02T04:12:36Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 30(5) Article number C4016001 Sep 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 0887-3801 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30936 en
dc.description.abstract Two common challenges in the computer-aided compliance audit of building engineering designs are addressed in the current research. The first is to ensure that any form of computable representation is practical and relatively easy to use and maintain. The second is to ensure that performance-based regulatory compliance criteria, which are often qualitative in nature, are adequately addressed and correctly represented. This research proposes a method of automating manual compliant design procedures using an open standard executable workflow representation that can be specified and maintained relatively easily by a design engineer. This executable workflow is referred to as the compliant design procedure (CDP) and can be described graphically. When executed in a computing environment, a CDP can guide the compliance audit process by checking a given design represented in a model view or subset of the building information model (BIM), referred to as the building compliance model (BCM), against the criteria in a digital building code, referred to as the regulatory knowledge model (RKM), which is developed specifically for this purpose. This paper describes the process of modeling and encoding BCM, CDP, and RKM, which are independent input components of the proposed compliance audit system framework. Supplementary human input and the ability to exchange input and output data with external simulation tools to solve some of the more complex qualitative criteria are important features of the framework. en
dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0887-3801/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Computerising Regulatory Knowledge for Building Engineering Design en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000572 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.volume 30 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 508527 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id School of Computer Science en
dc.identifier.eissn 1943-5487 en
pubs.number C4016001 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-12-02 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2016-03-11 en


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