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The investigation of the limitations and problems of parametric energy analysis in the early design stage is the motivation of proposing this project to create an innovative tool that integrates parametric modeling, BIM, and building energy performance analysis with the goal of transforming architectural design methods towards sustainable buildings. The streamline is based on the emerging technologies of parametric modeling and BIM (Autodesk Revit), energy simulation technologies (Autodesk Green Building Studio), and visual programming (Dynamo) as a means to improve flow of information and human-computer interaction during the design and energy modeling process.
We propose to assemble an exhibition of 3D printed work from students and professors at Texas A&M University that exposes our broader community to the beauty and power of these new forms of expression and visualization. The exhibition will be displayed during the 2014 academic year and made available to other universities for exhibit. The exhibition will bring together science, mathematics and art in a profound, attractive and accessible way.
The goal of this project is to develop an application that transforms Geographic Information System (GIS) data, including 2D geometries, tabular information, to a Building Information Model (BIM). Also, an experimental physical model will be created. BIM-based urban analysis has some benefits over GIS analysis. These benefits include wind tunnel analysis, facility management, construction management, and virtual reality tours.