NetworkedDesign, Next Generation Infrastructure for Design Modelling

  • Jeroen Coenders
Conference paper


This paper will discuss several key features which have been introduced as part of the new computational infrastructure for design modelling, called ‘NetworkedDesign’. The paper will describe and illustrate these features and will present their underlying concepts by making use of a novel computational prototype system (under the same title) which the author has developed from the ground up.

NetworkedDesign aims to support the adoption of more and more advanced computational technology in (structural) design and engineering by attempting to introduce new concepts as well as by combining a number of existing modelling paradigms in a flexible and user adaptable system. This will allow for new opportunities to model and use rich sets of information, knowledge and experience which can be reused to enhance the designs of the future.


Design Modelling Building Information Modelling Spherical Coordinate System Computational Infrastructure Underlying Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeroen Coenders
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  1. 1.ArupAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.BEMNext Laboratory, Faculty of Civil Engineering and GeosciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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