Development of a framework for dimensional customization system: A novel method for customer participation

Salman Khalili-Araghi, Branko Kolarevic

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Mass customization in the building industry is a relatively new concept. True adaptation of mass customization requires the participation of customers in design to better reflect their expectations. However, architects and homebuilders do not want to deviate from the efficiency of product standardization or selection among products with a standard design. The challenge of customer participation lies mostly in design validation, especially the code compliance checking it involves. This paper presents the conceptual framework for a dimensional customization system that reflects the potential of a constraint-based parametric design. Constraint-based parametric design offers a wide range of variations, while simultaneously complying to design rules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Building Engineering
StatePublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials


  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Constraint-based design
  • Housing industry
  • Mass customization
  • Parametric design


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