Constraint Management on Distributed AEC Configurations

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by Sanjai Tiwari, Stanford Univ, Stanford, United States,
H. C. Howard, Stanford Univ, Stanford, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract: Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) design processes involve the participation of many designers who may be working independently in geographically distinct locations. We define configuration as a design state stored in multiple databases: each configuration has a set of discipline-specific databases and an associated set of inter-disciplinary constraints. In this paper, we present different approaches to constraint checking in AEC design configurations. We provide a formal description for configurations and the semantics for handling the design changes on configurations.

Subject Headings: Databases | Construction management | Building design | Systems engineering |

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