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This volume contains a selection of contributions presented at the conference on 'Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning' held in Mierlo, the Netherlands, in July 1992.
Collectively, the various contributions present an up to date review of current research directions which are being vigorously pursued. Potentially important advances are highlighted which relate to visualisation, product modelling, cost evaluation, conceptual modelling and evaluation techniques as components of design and decision support systems. New concepts and systems are introduced, and experiences with existing systems are described. Provocative standpoints are also discussed.
The book is intended for students, academics and practitioners in architecture, building, construction, and related disciplines such as design theory, civil engineering, environmental engineering and urban planning with an interest in computer-based design and decision support tools.
Preface. Introduction. Personality Assessment in Regard to Design Strategies; A.P.M. van Bakel. Architectural Computer Vision: Automated Recognition of Architectural Drawings; A. Koutamanis, V. Mitossi. Housing Tenancy, Data Management and Quality Control; J. Smeets. A Decision Support System for Housing of (Public) Organizations; W.R. Pullen, et al. Towards an Integrated Facility management System for Management and Use of Government Buildings; A. de Scheemaker. Working with Prototypes, from CAD to Flexible Tools for Integrated Building Design; A. Drach, M. Langenegger, S. Heitz. Modular Building Models; J. Gauchel, L. Hovestadt, S. van Wijk, R.R. Bhat. A Functional Approach to Realizing Decision Support Systems in Technical Regulation Management for Design and Construction; G.L. Lucardie. Knowledge and Data Modelling in CAD/CAM Applications; J.T. de Gelder, G.L. Lucardie. Ratios for Cost Control; E.R. Poortman. Graphical Interfacing to a Conceptual Model for Estimating the Cost of Residential Construction; J. Gilleard, O. Olatidoye. A Design Decision Support System for Building Flexibility and Costs; M. Prins, M.F.Th. Bax, J.C. Carp, H. Tempelmans Plat. Development of Objective Methods for Measuring Flexibility of School Buildings; G.S. Shabha. A Decision-Making Process for Choice of a Flexible Internal Partition Option in Multi-Unit Housing Using Decision Theory Techniques; A. Friedman. A Trichotomic Segmentation Procedure to Evaluate Projects in Architecture; E. Mortola, A. Giangrande. ROP: an Interactive Spatial Optimization and Grouping Computer Aplication; P.W.M. Winteraecken-Bruls. An Approach to Evaluating Exhibition Spaces in Art Galleries; Y.S. KIm, M. Brawne. Design Support via Simulation of Building and Plant Thermal Interaction; J.L.M. Hensen. A Model Appraising the Performance of Structural Systems Used in Sports Hall and Swimming Pool Buildings in Greece; V. Bourdakis, R.F. Fellows.