[ Architectural/Urban Planning and Design ]
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering - Vol. 15, No. 3, pp.425-432
ISSN: 1346-7581 (Print) 1347-2852 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Sep 2016
Received 06 Oct 2015 Accepted 11 Jul 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.15.425

BIM-enabled Definition of a Path Object and its Properties to Evaluate Building Circulation using Numerical Data

Hyunsoo Lee1 ; Jaeyoung Shin2 ; Jin-Kook Lee*, 3
1Department of Interior Architecture Design, Hanyang University Korea
2Department of Interior Architecture Design, Hanyang University Korea
3Professor, Department of Interior Architecture Design, Hanyang University Korea

Correspondence to: *Jin-Kook Lee, Professor, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Tel: +82-2-2220-2645 E-mail: designit@hanyang.ac.kr


In this paper, we seek to define the path object and its properties as an instance level of a circulation path between two spaces. We further suggest the practical application of path objects in design review issues using numeric data on building circulation (NDBC) as a complete collection of circulation paths from a given Building Information Modeling (BIM) model. As the use of BIM is increasingly being implemented in architecture, engineering, and construction industries, rich data related to building objects and useful digital representations have been developed for specific circulation review tasks. Among the several benefits observed from such applications, this paper focuses on the BIM-enabled formal definition of the path object and its properties. We further demonstrate the use of several analysis applications using the NDBC. Due to the rich spatial information defined in a BIM model, path objects can be instantiated dynamically, and a specific data model for building circulation paths can be defined with a series of numeric data sets. In this paper, the formal definition of a path object and its properties are explored, and one of its NDBC applications is clarified and demonstrated for further circulation analysis tasks using a software tool developed by us.


path object, Numeric Data of Building Circulation, Building Information Modeling, design review


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