Publications / 2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA

KBimCode-Based Applications for the Representation, Definition and Evaluation of Building Permit Rules

Seokyung Park and Jin-Kook Lee
Pages 720-728 (2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA, ISBN 978-1-5108-2992-3, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper aims to describe applications of KBimCode that enables representation, definition and evaluation of building permit rules for BIM-enabled code compliance checking. KBimCode is a standardized script language. It is developed to represent the Korean Building Act as explicit computable rules. The application of KBimCode can be summarized as: 1) Preparation of natural language rule, 2) representation of rule, 3) definition of rule, 4) execution of rule, and 5) execution result and report. This paper mainly focuses on describing the process and mechanism of each stage of KBimCode application. First, natural language rules are translated into KBimCode through logic rule-based mechanism. KBimCode are generated and managed by logic rule-based system called KBimLogic. Second, we introduce a design strategy and definition of KBimCode syntax. Application of KBimCode database is also handled. Third, execution of KBimCode is demonstrated with BIM assessment software and its result is reported. For the demonstration presented in this paper, Korean Building Act sentences were translated into KBimCode series and evaluated in a BIM assessment tool named KbimAssess-lite. KBimCode is an ongoing project and will contribute to establish automated design quality assessment system for building permit in Korea.

Keywords: Automated code compliance checking, Automated Building Permit System, Korean Building Act, KBimCode, KBimLogic, BIM (Building Information Modeling)