Virtual generative BIM workspace for maximising AEC conceptual design innovation

Sepehr Abrishami, Jack Goulding, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Abdul Ganah
  • Construction Innovation, January 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ci-07-2014-0036

Generative BIM workspace for conceptual design automation

What is it about?

This paper focuses on the potential for developing an interactive BIM environment that purposefully adopts generative design as a method of computational design for the early design stages.

Why is it important?

This research is novel in that it critically appraises virtual generative workspaces using BIM as the central conduit. The outcome and intervention of this research forms a theoretical basis for the development of a ‘proof of concept’ prototype, which actively engages generative design into a single dynamic BIM environment to support the early conceptual design process.


Dr Sepehr Abrishami
University of Portsmouth

This paper evaluates the existing methods and decision support mechanisms, and introduces the potential of combining different concepts into a single environment (generative design/BIM).

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Sepehr Abrishami and Professor Jack S Goulding