Computers and building regulations

Kalle Kähkönen (Editor), Bo-Christer Björk (Editor)

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Abstract

The Computers and Building Regulations symposium is a part of a study of the techniques which could be applied to the computerization of the national building code. This study and the symposium as well is financed by the Finnish Ministry of Environment. The symposium, which took place in Espoo, during the 27-29th of May l99l, was quite informal, but the aim of producing proceedings of a high quality provided it with a good backbone. Each of the foreign and some of the Finnish participants gave their own presentations, which were then followed by questions and discussions. One of the first goals of the symposium is to get a good overview of the current "state of the art" in this area. Rather than having VTTs researchers travel around the globe it was decided that the leading experts in this field should be invited to Finland for a workshop. In addition to serving Finnish national needs, it was felt that such a workshop was long overdue, and that it could serve as a spring-board for future international co-operation in this area. A number of phonecalls to leading researchers in this field provided an enthusiastic response, and the workshop was set up in a rather short time, only some 4 months. These proceedings contain all the presentations given at the workshop, in addition to two papers which were submitted by authors ( Taremäki and Mitousch ), who for various reasons were unable to participate personally. The presentations have in the proceedings been grouped depending on the subject matter, and the order doesn't always coincide with the actual chronological presentation order at the workshop. This decision was taken in order to enhance the readability of the proceedings. Several different techniques for the authoring and delivery of building regulations as well as for the integration of compliance checking into computer-aided design tools have over the years been investigated and tried out in prototypes. Most of these techniques are covered in this collection of papers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages259
ISBN (Print)951-38-3955-9
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeC2 Edited books
EventComputers and building regulations - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 27 May 199129 May 1991

Publication series

NameVTT Symposium
PublisherVTT
No.125
ISSN (Print)0357-9387
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0873

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Keywords

  • construction
  • regulations
  • building codes
  • computers
  • proceedings
  • meetings
  • design standards
  • CAD
  • cooperation
  • integration
  • prototypes
  • design criteria
  • expert systems
  • product models
  • databases
  • Espoo
  • Finland

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Kähkönen, K., & Björk, B-C. (Eds.) (1991). Computers and building regulations. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 125
Kähkönen, Kalle (Editor) ; Björk, Bo-Christer (Editor). / Computers and building regulations. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1991. 259 p. (VTT Symposium; No. 125).
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Kähkönen, K & Björk, B-C (eds) 1991, Computers and building regulations. VTT Symposium, no. 125, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

Computers and building regulations. / Kähkönen, Kalle (Editor); Björk, Bo-Christer (Editor).

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1991. 259 p. (VTT Symposium; No. 125).

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