Automated building construction design optimization for reduction of construction costs and energy demand

Gerald Adam Zwettler, Stefan Hinterholzer, Florian Waschaurek, Richard Woschitz, Elmar Hagmann, Paul Track

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Abstract

Considering both, the ecological and economical aspects in building construction engineering, is of high importance for a balanced and efficient building design. For high competitiveness on the markets, the need for novel efficiency metrics and automated optimization of the building plan arises. We introduce an efficiency measure for balancing the trade-off between construction cost and the heating demand as energy efficiency aspect. Thereby the building physics are precisely modeled and all possible variations of the particular material choice can be evaluated via simulation. By considering all possible variations of the particular plan, a large multi-dimensional search space can be defined, allowing search for the optimal design utilizing heuristic methods. Exploitation of the search space allows the quantitative assessment of plans with respect to the theoretical optimum and generally the qualitative comparison of different construction settings and different material choice for development of current best standard practice in building construction engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2011 - 13th International Conference, Revised Selected Papers
Pages216-223
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event13th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Eurocast 2011 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 6 Feb 201111 Feb 2011
http://www.iuctc.ulpgc.es/spain/eurocast2011/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6927 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Eurocast 2011
CountrySpain
CityLas Palmas de Gran Canaria
Period06.02.201111.02.2011
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Keywords

  • energy and cost efficiency
  • modeling and simulation
  • multi-criteria optimization

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