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

Parametric Library Components for BIM-Based Curtain Wall Design Automation Module

Beomjun Kim and Sangyoon Chin
Pages 234-240 (2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA, ISBN 978-1-5108-2992-3, ISSN 2413-5844)

Recently, the use of curtain wall systems has been increasing. The architect should be able to intuitively select materials and design elements that are the most suitable for the building from among diverse curtain wall systems. However, in the current curtain wall design processes that are mostly implemented in 2D, lots of problems are occurring. Therefore, the BIM-based curtain wall design automation module should be developed. In this research, before developing BIM-based curtain wall design automation modules, general metal curtain wall systems are analyzed in order to classify components necessary for the fabrication of parametric design based libraries. Curtain wall library components are classified according to the locations, functions, and LODs. Finally, basic shape information of components according to LODs is defined.

Keywords: Curtain Wall, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Parametric BIM Library, Level of Development (LOD), Basic Shape Information