Improving design briefing with BIM-based concept generation aiming to enhance building project performance.

Lama, Supreet (2023) Improving design briefing with BIM-based concept generation aiming to enhance building project performance. Doctoral thesis, University of West London.

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Abstract

Design briefing is an essential stage in the building project process (RIBA
Plan of Work) and an important activity to ensure that the design and project
meet the clients’ requirements, design principles and relevant building
regulations. In order to deliver a successful building project, it is crucial to
effectively understand and capture the overall requirements of the client, and
to integrate design, construction, and operation experience in the early stage
of design. However, there are some issues with the design briefing methods
and techniques that have not been fully resolved. After reviewing some of the
advantages of Building Information Modelling (BIM), this study aims to
explore BIM-based design briefing methods and techniques through the
development of a BIM-based design briefing prototype to promote the
efficiency and quality of design briefing and eventually improve the
performance of building projects. The study is based on the principles and
research methods of software engineering. It started with a series of
comprehensive interviews to capture the existing gaps, demands,
functionalities and relevant datasets for this proposed BIM-based design
briefing prototype tool. Based on the outcomes of the interviews as well as
findings from literature, an integrated system framework has been developed
in this project to illustrate the major functions and databases for the proposed
tool. Eventually, a prototype was developed with Dynamo based on
Autodesk Revit. It partially demonstrates the key functionality of this BIM�based design briefing tool. The analyses and discussions address the effect
of this BIM-based design method & tool, and the impact on the design
briefing process, the overall building project processes, and the potential
improvements in the performance and sustainability of a building project
delivery. This study has made potential contributions towards the
identification of issues in the existing design briefing processes and methods,
and improvement of the design briefing stage with the development of the
system framework and the BIM-based design briefing method & techniques.
Through this development of the prototype tool, this study demonstrates the
implementation of BIM in design briefing and evaluates the demand and
feasibility of BIM-based design briefing. Finally, this study explores the
potential behind implementing BIM in AI-based design.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Depositing User: Marc Forster
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2023 09:09
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2023 09:09
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10385

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