Interoperability Building Information Modeling and acoustical analysis software - A demonstration of a performing arts hall design process

Sunyoung Kim, Robert C. Coffeen, Paola Sanguinetti

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Abstract

By sharing and managing the database for a building model, Building Information Modeling (BIM) facilitates the design process at less cost. Some of BIM software has capabilities for acoustical analysis, but it is limited to noise level demonstration of MEP system in a building. Sophisticated acoustical analysis programs, such as EASE and CATT provide the useful parameters to determine the sound quality of a space with graphs, A/V systems, material database, and auralization. This research explores how BIM with discipline-specific data reinforced with acoustical information will be beneficial to both architects and acousticians, by allowing them to communicate efficiently. The design process for a performing arts hall is used to demonstrate how to interoperate between BIM system and acoustical analysis programs. Revit Architecture and EASE program are used as design and analysis tools for the project. A model is developed to improve the process of embedding acoustic information in BIM and sharing knowledge in an integrated delivery process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015136
JournalProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
Volume19
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2013 - 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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