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Sep 19, 2012

BIM Approach for Automated Drafting and Design for Modular Construction Manufacturing

Publication: Computing in Civil Engineering (2012)

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Industrialization creates new requirements for design. Designers need to consider not only building performance, but also production plan needs. This requires a well-structured Building Information Model (BIM) to support the manufacturing needs for design and drafting. BIM, in combination with CAD tools such as AutoCAD and ArchiCAD, can be used for this purpose. These, however, are not sufficient to support the level of detail needed for the manufacturing process. The proposed research establishes a methodology for the automation of design and drafting for the building manufacturing of residential facilities based on the platform construction framing method. The proposed methodology has been incorporated into a computer model called MCMPro, which was developed using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) as an add-on to a CAD model. MCMPro incorporates BIM technology based on CAD parametric modelling and manufacturing requirements in a 3D-model, in order to generate sets of shop and fabrication drawings.

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Pages: 221 - 228

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Published online: Sep 19, 2012

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Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant, University of Alberta, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hole School of Construction. 1-080 Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2W2.E-mail: [email protected]
M. Al-Hussein [email protected]
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hole School of Construction. 3-011Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2W2.E-mail: [email protected]
S. H. Al-Jibouri [email protected]
Associate Professor, University of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Construction Management & Engineering. P.O.Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands. E-mail: [email protected]

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