Integrated Building Design

  • M. Terk
  • S. J. Fenves
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 333)


The presentation is largely based on the enclosed paper, which will constitute Chapter 2 of a forthcoming monograph, Concurrent Computer-Integrated Building Design by S. Fenves, U. Hemming, C. Hendrickson, M. Maher, M. Terk, R. Quadrel and R. Woodbury (Prentice Hall, 1993). The presentation covers: motivation and history of the project; overview of the knowledge-based agents participating in the design process; overview of two successive system architectures for process, information and agent management; and a brief extrapolation to the future of integrated design environments.


Design Environment Building Design Task Distribution Data Exchange Manager Building Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Terk
    • 1
  • S. J. Fenves
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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