Automation of Design and Drafting for Manufacturing of Panels for Wood Frames of Buildings

  • Author / Creator
    Alwisy, Aladdin
  • Industrialization creates new requirements for design. Designers need to consider not only building performance, but also production plan needs. This requires a well-structured Building Information Model (BIM) to support the manufacturing needs for design and drafting. BIM, in combination with CAD tools such as AutoCAD and ArchiCAD, can be used for this purpose. These, however, are not sufficient to support the level of detail needed for the manufacturing process. The proposed research establishes a methodology for the automation of design and drafting for the building manufacturing of residential facilities based on the platform construction framing method. The proposed methodology has been incorporated into a computer model called MCMPro, which was developed using Visual Essential for Applications (VBA) as an add-on to a CAD model. MCMPro incorporates BIM technology based on CAD parametric modelling and manufacturing requirements in a 3D-model, in order to generate sets of shop and fabrication drawings.

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    Fall 2010
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    Master of Science
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Alireza Bayat, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Dr. Saad Al-Jibouri, Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering in the University of Twente, the Netherlands
    • Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Dr. Saeed Behzadipour, Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta