Knowledge Representation for Multi-Disciplinary Co-Design of Buildings
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) projects require multi-disciplinary solutions, making the AEC industry fragmented. In an integrative co-design data from involved disciplines must be integrated and interoperable. Interoperability issues between different software often hinder data integration, which prevents the recognition of violated design constraints until it is too late, i.e., until construction has already started.
This project develops disciplinary core ontologies connected by a joint top-level ontology to form a novel, knowledge-driven framework supported by reasoning methods that allow constraint-checking and other design process support over a closed co-design loop.
The project employs the cluster of excellence as a model for multi-disciplinary co-design processes to rethink data and knowledge representation. It develops disciplinary ontologies for architectural design, structural design, building physics-acoustics, and prefabrication of building parts, and it exemplifies the concepts in multi-storey timber structures.
CCA Chair for Computing in Architecture, ICD Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart
Diellza Elshani, Tenure-Track Prof. Dr. Thomas Wortmann
AC Department for Analytic Computing, IPVS Institute for Parallel and Distributed System, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab
This project is part of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2120 "IntCDC", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).