Agent-based Methods for Fabrication-oriented Design of Adaptive Modular Pre-fab Concrete Construction
This project is part of the Priority Program SPP 2187 "Adaptive Modular Construction with Flow Production Methods", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Within the sub-project "Agent-based Methods for Fabrication-oriented Design of Adaptive Modular Prefab Concrete Construction" the ICD Stuttgart is focusing on finding suitable design methods for the design of modularised concrete structures. The goal is the development of consistent digital models, taking into account multi-criteria aspects of segmentation, joining, production and assembly. However, the focus is not only on consistency but also on the integration into the design itself through systematic high-frequency feedback of required parameters ranging from early design to construction development phases.
The proposed approach is agent-based modelling (ABM), whose ability to map complex and reciprocal relationships beyond database-driven or parametric planning methods has been demonstrated in numerous preliminary work in the field of integrative, computational design. Based on this methodical framework, the ABM method is to be extended with regard to the requirements from the planning and production of precast concrete constructions. The development of ABM methods for the fabrication-oriented design of adaptive modular construction methods from precast concrete parts, therefore, includes the analysis of system and process parameters, e.g. with regard to modularisation, functional integration and formwork planning, as well as the transfer of the relevant system and process parameters into a rule-based agent model.
ICD Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart
Prof. A. Menges, Tobias Schwinn, David Stieler