Constraint Management on Distributed AEC Configurations

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


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: Construction management | Building design | Computer aided design | Architectural engineering | Construction engineering | Databases | Systems engineering | Architecture

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