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Concrete Continuum: Concept, Calculus, Andamp; Construction Connected Through Parametric Representation

Al-Haddad, Tristan ; Rahimzadeh, Keyan ; Fredrickson, Jill ;


This paper outlines a custom-built suite of scripts that automate the processes of reinforced concrete design and is directly linked to the parametric design model of the architect. The workflow creates a design and engineering feedback loop for early phase schematic design. Using this system, the design geometry is generated and then deconstructed into a Finite Element model. The workflow executes a static analysis then calculates rebar size and placement, and finally generates fabrication drawings. This methodology allows architectural intent and engineering analysis to be collapsed into a single non-linear design process.


Palavras-chave: Parametric design, Digital fabrication, Reinforced concrete, Production automation, Design feedback process,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0042

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Al-Haddad, Tristan; Rahimzadeh, Keyan; Fredrickson, Jill; "Concrete Continuum: Concept, Calculus, Andamp; Construction Connected Through Parametric Representation", p. 230-234 . In: Proceedings of the XVII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Knowledge-based Design [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.7]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0042

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