Developing a Framework for Linking Design Intelligence from Multiple Professions in the AEC Industry

  • Dominik Holzer
  • Yamin Tengono
  • Steven Downing

The research presented in this paper addresses the issue of bridging conceptual differences between the theories and practice of various disciplines in the AEC industry. The authors propose an application logic that works as a framework in assisting the evaluation process of multidisciplinary design. Parametric design templates assist in channeling and integrating information generated during the design process.


Building Information Model Design Intelligence Collaborative Design Rule Engine Industry Foundation Class 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Holzer
    • 1
  • Yamin Tengono
    • 1
  • Steven Downing
    • 2
  1. 1.RMITAustralia
  2. 2.ArupAustralia

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