• lecture "Collaborative Parametric Architectural Design" by Hans Hubers at EuropIA Conference

      • Author
      • By: C.Kievid
      • Date
      • 10.06.2011
      • Keywords
      • Hubers, EuropIA, Collaborative Parametric Architectural Design
  • Dr. Hans Hubers will be presenting his paper "Collaborative Parametric Architectural Design" at the 13th International Conference on Advances in Design Sciences and Technology, held at the Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome

    • Collaborative Parametric Architectural Design
      J.C. Hans Hubers

    Abstract. Digital architectural design actually is dominated by Building Information Modeling (BIM) and parametric methods, which are not always compatible with IFC, the ISO standard for BIM. A possible way out of this paradox could be that a multidisciplinary team from the start designs a full parametric conceptual IFC-based BIM database located on a server with discipline specific software in a combination of co-location and video-conferencing, using scripts that only create objects if they are not already in the database and otherwise only adapt their properties.


    The conference will compare the different scientific positions and current results that are emerging in the international field from research on these topics, aimed at enhancing design, namely architectural and building, by means of tools that support the integrated Process/Product design activity in a collaborative space.

    Conference Theme
    EuropIA Conferences are organized as a cross-platform for the study and analysis of the application of the ICT to architecture, archaeology, building engineering, civil engineering, urban design and policy analysis. 

    The aim of EuropIA international conferences is to promote advancements of information and communication technology (ICT) and their effective application for the Building and Construction industry.

    The characteristic of these conferences is the interaction of different disciplines regarding their approach, methods and techniques for the application of advanced technologies. 

    Specifics of disciplines are not the subject of the conference but serve as cases. 

    Cross-platform discussions and interactions help to enhance scope of these technologies beyond their existing application limits. 

    We seek a discussion of terms and conditions for introducing new tools and new strategies - required by the inevitable changes of the professional and educational working.

    The main theme of the EuropIA  13 is Collaborative Design Spaces.

    Industry and the building industry in particular are being stirred up by new design methods, aimed at overcoming the increasing complexity of their respective products. Collaborative Engineering takes pride of place in that it has the potential to enhance the design process through a more effective collaboration between different and widely separated teams of specialists. Its aim is to provide concepts, technologies and innovative solutions.

    Collaboration allows for a flexible and adaptable development of the work carried out in networked organizational structures, such that the outcome of the work will be shared and contributed to by a wider range of experts, thus benefiting from and facilitating the spread of innovative methods and ideas within organizations.

    for more information: http://www.dau.uniroma1.it/europia13/home.html