BIM for Structural Engineering and Architecture
Building Information Modeling: Framework for Structural Design outlines one of the most promising new developments in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Building information modeling (BIM) is an information management and analysis technology that is changing the role of computation in the architectural and engineering industries. The innovative process constructs a database assembling all of the objects needed to build a specific structure. Instead of using a computer to produce a series of drawings that together describe the building, BIM creates a single illustration representing the building as a whole. This book highlights the BIM technology and explains how it is redefining the structural analysis and design of building structures.
BIM as a Framework Enabler
This book introduces a new framework—the structure and architecture synergy framework (SAS framework)—that helps develop and enhance the understanding of the fundamental principles of architectural analysis using BIM tools. Based upon three main components: the structural melody, structural poetry, and structural analysis, along with the BIM tools as the frame enabler, this new framework allows users to explore structural design as an art while also factoring in the principles of engineering. The framework stresses the influence structure can play in form generation and in defining spatial order and composition. By highlighting the interplay between architecture and structure, the book emphasizes the conceptual behaviors of structural systems and their aesthetic implications and enables readers to thoroughly understand the art and science of whole structural system concepts.
Building Information Modeling: Framework for Structural Design provides a thorough understanding of architectural structures and introduces a new framework that revolutionizes the way building structures are designed and constructed.
"The main strength of this book lies in its focus on applications of BIM on structural engineering, coupling the structural design task with architectural design."
—Gian A. Rassati, University of Cincinnati
"The detailed description of the steps in using a BIM tool for various aspects of structural design, together with aspects of interoperability with FEM and other tools, is the main strength of the material … Such detailed description is particularly useful for students to understand how to integrate BIM efficiently in the structural engineering. The descriptions followed by related exercises should foster ‘learning through examples and learning by doing’ and such content is currently missing in BIM textbooks."
—Vishal Singh, Aaalto University
BIM in Education
Structural Design Fundamentals
Structure and Architecture Synergy Framework (SAS Framework)
Vocabulary and Objectives
Building Information Modeling
Customization and Reuse
Tracking and Representation
It Is Not Only about Drafting
It Is Not Just a Traditional 3D Model
Model Content and Design Intent
Objects and Parameters
Data Sharing and Collaboration
Theory of Modeling
Exploring the User Interface
BIM in Education
Physical and Analytical Models
Spatial Order: Grid Lines
Additional Analytical Model Tools
Grids and Levels
Conceptual Design and Analysis
Walls and Curtain Walls
Floors, Ceilings, and Roof Objects
Stairs and Elevators
Doors and Windows
Analytical Model and Element Connections
SAS Approach for Structural Analysis
Advanced Structural Design