Presentation
PROPERTIES OF THE VIRTUAL BUILDING
Prof Per Christiansson
Aalborg University, Denmark


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DURABILITY OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS
Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

The paper discusses properties of the future digital Virtual Buildings from the client, design, construction and operation and maintenance perspectives. In this context the author defines a Virtual Building as "a formalized digital description of an existing or planned building which can be used to fully simulate and communicate the behavior of the real building in its expected contexts".

The ultimate goal of these efforts is a virtual reality environment where designers create, directly manipulate, and test the end building products in their 'real' contexts.

  • requirements formulations on future Virtual Building models
  • the necessity and possibilities to build redundant (but consisitent) overlapping descriptions of buildings
  • why and how formal temporal buliding process properties mat be included in the descriptions




Aalborg University
Dept. of Building Technology and Structural Engineering
Sohngaardsholmsvej 57
DK-9000 Aalborg
Denmark
Tel: +45 9635 8080/8545 (Per Christiansson)
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http://it.civil.auc.dk/
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