Building Services Standard Solutions. Variational Generation of Plant Room Layouts

B Medjdoub, Paul Richens, N Barnard

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Abstract

Object-based CAD programming is used to take advantage of standardisation to handle the schematic design, sizing, layout and (potentially) pipe-routing for LPHW (Low Pressure Hot Water) plant rooms in buildings. From a simple specification of the plant room geometry, and the heating load in kw, our software proceeds through a number of steps. First the standard number and size of modular boilers, pumps etc. is determined from the heat load. Then a compatible optimising 3D variational solution is generated, using Constraint Logic Programming. Our approach is highly interactive. Modifying the topology of the solution is done directly through the graphic interface, e.g. modifying a boiler position is done by dragging; the system automatically updates the 3D model including the pipe-routing while maintaining all the constraints, and hence the validity of the design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures
EditorsB de Vries, J van Leeuwen, H Achten
PublisherKluwer Academic
Pages479-493
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0-7923-7023-6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001
EventProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on ComputerAided Architectural Design Futures -
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ConferenceProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on ComputerAided Architectural Design Futures
Period1/07/01 → …

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Boilers
Pipe
Logic programming
Schematic diagrams
Thermal load
Computer programming
Standardization
Computer aided design
Topology
Pumps
Specifications
Heating
Geometry
Water

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Medjdoub, B., Richens, P., & Barnard, N. (2001). Building Services Standard Solutions. Variational Generation of Plant Room Layouts. In B. de Vries, J. van Leeuwen, & H. Achten (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures (pp. 479-493). Kluwer Academic.

Building Services Standard Solutions. Variational Generation of Plant Room Layouts. / Medjdoub, B; Richens, Paul; Barnard, N.

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures. ed. / B de Vries; J van Leeuwen; H Achten. Kluwer Academic, 2001. p. 479-493.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Medjdoub, B, Richens, P & Barnard, N 2001, Building Services Standard Solutions. Variational Generation of Plant Room Layouts. in B de Vries, J van Leeuwen & H Achten (eds), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures. Kluwer Academic, pp. 479-493, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on ComputerAided Architectural Design Futures, 1/07/01.
Medjdoub B, Richens P, Barnard N. Building Services Standard Solutions. Variational Generation of Plant Room Layouts. In de Vries B, van Leeuwen J, Achten H, editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures. Kluwer Academic. 2001. p. 479-493
Medjdoub, B ; Richens, Paul ; Barnard, N. / Building Services Standard Solutions. Variational Generation of Plant Room Layouts. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures. editor / B de Vries ; J van Leeuwen ; H Achten. Kluwer Academic, 2001. pp. 479-493
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