Exploring parametric BIM as a conceptual tool for design and building technology teaching

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This paper discusses the adoption of BIM tools as an opportunity for design generation, validation, and implementation. It specifically focuses on parametric modeling in discussing construction details, assemblies, and generative explorations in the design context. The introduction of parametric thinking into architectural design allows for understanding the interdependencies between various elements of a building assembly and improves an architect's communication with consultants and builders. It also opens doors for "What if⋯" speculative exploration that allow for broader questioning of design intent. This second aspect of parametric thinking encourages students to bridge technical knowledge with creativity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpring Simulation Multiconference 2010, SpringSim'10
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim'10 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameSpring Simulation Multiconference 2010, SpringSim'10


Other2010 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim'10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation


  • BIM
  • Building information modeling
  • Construction details
  • Parametric models


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