Thursday, April 9, 2015

AECOsim or Revit... Further intelligence

Next step at BIM world has to be further construction intelligence. But I am not talking about something like to make wall placement easier or adding more defined IFC data. No, it's something more conceptual.
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Currently, I can place a wall or a column floating in space. BIM intelligence makes them not only simple 3D forms; they have a lot of building properties assigned. They have a width, depth, and height - if they are rotated and placed laying on the floor, width is still width -but placed vertically. That's good, that a great step from standard 3D modeling.
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But there is something that it's still missing.
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A basement wall could be placed without a foundation like the one that it seems to need according to your experience. A little wider than the one rules mark. Oh, you know the place, the people, how things are usually done here.
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Currently, you can check the model after finishing, there are great tools for model checking - like Solibri. Using rules, you can check if a wall is connected or not to the slab above, for example. But most of the times it has to be done manually because experience or even intuition is not easy to be written in a rule.
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My idea is -at least you should have a dialog saying something like "Do you want to place a linear foundation linked to this wall like the one that you know it needs?".
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What am I talking about? Whole building construction coherence based on experience.
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In the future, BIM apps should have to check construction ability to be built like you know. I dream of a set of tools that check impermeabilization -"that roof slab has a part that is not protected from water", or things like "given wall material, that window head needs a beam", "that door placed in that PBD wall is too close to wall´s end - no space for a timber stud like the one this manufacturer say it needs", etc.
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Currently, we have tools that detect 3D coherence like clash detection or bad pipe connections. They are conceptually easy for a 3D app. Solibri let us define all kind of rules, but most of them are geometric. What I'm talking about is something deeper, to apply real site construction intelligence to BIM.
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This way we would avoid modeling a full and LOD 300 building unable to be built (...and floating in space).
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