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Computer Aided Design Guide for Architecture, Engineering and Construction

    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    136 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Recent years have seen major changes in the approach to Computer Aided Design (CAD) in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. CAD is increasingly becoming a standard design tool, facilitating lower development costs and a reduced design cycle. Not only does it allow a designer to model designs in two and three dimensions but also to model other dimensions, such as time and cost into designs.

    Computer Aided Design Guide for Architecture, Engineering and Construction provides an in-depth explanation of all the common CAD terms and tools used in the AEC sector. It describes each approach to CAD with detailed analysis and practical examples. Analysis is provided of the strength and weaknesses of each application for all members of the project team, followed by review questions and further tasks.

    Coverage includes:

    • 2D CAD
    • 3D CAD
    • 4D CAD
    • nD modelling
    • Building Information Modelling
    • parametric design, virtual reality and other areas of future expansion.

    With practical examples and step-by step guides, this book is essential reading for students of design and construction, from undergraduate level onwards.

    1. Introduction to CAD for the AEC/FM industry  2. Project and product modelling  3. 2D CAD  4. 3D CAD  5. BIM (Building Information Modelling)  6. 4D CAD  7. nD Modelling


    Song Wu is the Programme Director for BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying at the University of Salford. His research interests include product and process modelling, data modelling and computer simulation. In 2010, Dr Wu was awarded the UK China Fellowship for Excellence for his collaboration research with leading Chinese research institutions.

    Ghassan Aouad is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Salford. He is also Co-Director of the £5m EPSRC-funded Salford Centre for Research & Innovation in the Built & Human Environment, a visiting professor at Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia (UTM), and Fellow of the CIOB. Professor Aouad has spent the last 20 years teaching and researching subjects related to information modelling and visualisation, nD simulation and process mapping.

    Timothy Onyenobi (BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, MNIA, ICIOB, FInstCPD) is a Chartered Architect (Nigeria) and a Research Fellow with SCRI Sobe, University of Salford. He specialises in CAD and BIM and has been involved in numerous architectural projects in Nigeria and UK.

    Angela Lee is the Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies and Programme Director of the BSc (Hons) Architectural Design & Technology course within the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford. Her research and teaching centres on design management, process management, performance measurement and nD modeling.