Bim applications in green building design-a case study from taiwan

Tienyu Wu, Taysheng Jeng, Changan Pan, Chiming Lu

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BIM (Building Information Modeling) has obviously become a popular topic among the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry and governmental agencies all over the world in the past decade. The government in most countries has attempted to develop BIM strategies and policies to transform AEC industry for global competition. The objective of this paper is to introduce BIM to green building design in Taiwan. A real-world example is used to explore how BIM is integrated into green building regulations and architectural design workflows. The emphasis is on integration of a set of BIM tools such as energy-saving simulations and development of BIM strategies for green building design practice. This paper presents the design and implementation of BIM process in a realworld green building design example. We explore how to adapt BIM into green building design process. The BIM process needs to consider threeperspectives: Green building requirements, green design process, and green building regulations. A set of research issues quickly arise are: Does the BIM tools provide sufficient information for green building analysis? What are the local green building databases that should be integrated with BIM? How to adjust BIM-based design workflow? Is BIM simulation suitable for Taiwan green building labels assessment? How to classify and integrate the computation results? In this research, we aim at small and medium-sized architect offices, take a real-world green building design example, and demonstrate how to adapt BIM into the green building design process. The lessons learned from this example can contribute to further development of BIM strategies for AEC industry in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-151
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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