Design Buildings Optimally: A Lifecycle Assessment Approach

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597940
Title:
Design Buildings Optimally: A Lifecycle Assessment Approach
Authors:
Hosny, Ossama; Elhakeem, Ahmed
Abstract:
This paper structures a generic framework to support optimum design for multi-buildings in desert environment. The framework is targeting an environmental friendly design with minimum lifecycle cost, using Genetic Algorithms (Gas). GAs function through a set of success measures which evaluates the design, formulates a proper objective, and reflects possible tangible/intangible constraints. The framework optimizes the design and categorizes it under a certain environmental category at minimum Life Cycle Cost (LCC). It consists of three main modules: (1) a custom Building InformationModel (BIM) for desert buildings with a compatibility checker as a central interactive database; (2) a system evaluator module to evaluate the proposed success measures for the design; and (3) a GAs optimization module to ensure optimum design. The framework functions through three levels: the building components, integrated building, and multi-building levels. At the component level the design team should be able to select components in a designed sequence to ensure compatibility among various components, while at the building level; the team can relatively locate and orient each individual building. Finally, at the multi-building (compound) level the whole design can be evaluated using success measures of natural light, site capacity, shading impact on natural lighting, thermal change, visual access and energy saving. The framework through genetic algorithms optimizes the design by determining proper types of building components and relative buildings locations and orientations which ensure categorizing the design under a specific category or meet certain preferences at minimum lifecycle cost.
Citation:
Hosny O, Elhakeem A (2013) Design Buildings Optimally: A Lifecycle Assessment Approach. Proceedings of the New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/978-981-07-5354-2_CPM-31-474.
Publisher:
Research Publishing Services
Journal:
Proceedings of the New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-014-12
Issue Date:
2013
DOI:
10.3850/978-981-07-5354-2_CPM-31-474
Type:
Conference Paper
Sponsors:
This publication is based on the work supported by Award No. KUK-C1-014-12, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
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dc.contributor.authorHosny, Ossamaen
dc.contributor.authorElhakeem, Ahmeden
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:59:15Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:59:15Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationHosny O, Elhakeem A (2013) Design Buildings Optimally: A Lifecycle Assessment Approach. Proceedings of the New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/978-981-07-5354-2_CPM-31-474.en
dc.identifier.doi10.3850/978-981-07-5354-2_CPM-31-474en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597940en
dc.description.abstractThis paper structures a generic framework to support optimum design for multi-buildings in desert environment. The framework is targeting an environmental friendly design with minimum lifecycle cost, using Genetic Algorithms (Gas). GAs function through a set of success measures which evaluates the design, formulates a proper objective, and reflects possible tangible/intangible constraints. The framework optimizes the design and categorizes it under a certain environmental category at minimum Life Cycle Cost (LCC). It consists of three main modules: (1) a custom Building InformationModel (BIM) for desert buildings with a compatibility checker as a central interactive database; (2) a system evaluator module to evaluate the proposed success measures for the design; and (3) a GAs optimization module to ensure optimum design. The framework functions through three levels: the building components, integrated building, and multi-building levels. At the component level the design team should be able to select components in a designed sequence to ensure compatibility among various components, while at the building level; the team can relatively locate and orient each individual building. Finally, at the multi-building (compound) level the whole design can be evaluated using success measures of natural light, site capacity, shading impact on natural lighting, thermal change, visual access and energy saving. The framework through genetic algorithms optimizes the design by determining proper types of building components and relative buildings locations and orientations which ensure categorizing the design under a specific category or meet certain preferences at minimum lifecycle cost.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based on the work supported by Award No. KUK-C1-014-12, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.en
dc.publisherResearch Publishing Servicesen
dc.titleDesign Buildings Optimally: A Lifecycle Assessment Approachen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the New Developments in Structural Engineering and Constructionen
dc.contributor.institutionConstruction and Architectural Engineering, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypten
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-014-12en
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