Building Information Modeling Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes

The advancement of technology has uninterruptedly engaged the design profession over the past several centuries. Recently, the construction industry has started to engage information technologies more effectively to incorporate its design, con- struction, and operational processes. However, there are still manual processes, the duplication of business functions, and the sustained dependence on paper-based information management to record and exchange data among project participants, as well as the reviewing and verification of compliance with regulations. This book aims at the concept of automation in the building design process by utilizing build- ing information modeling (BIM) to assist in computerizing and streamlining the communication and compliance verification of building design data against codes and regulations. Specifically, it represents the confluence of multilayered concepts and frameworks ranging from logic theories and cybernetics to BIM.