SetPlan

A computer tool to aid in set-based design

John Michael Wong, Kristen Parrish, Iris D. Tommelein, Bozidar Stojadinovic

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Abstract

This paper describes a computer tool named SetPlan that works with Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to aid in set-based design. It captures information from a BIM model and displays it in a 'dashboard' that supports project participants in developing shared understanding of rebar objects as the design unfolds. In turn, updates from SetPlan help to colour code the BIM. We engaged practicing structural engineers, rebar fabricator-placers, and general contractors from the San Francisco Bay Area in workshops to determine the need and use cases for SetPlan. This paper illustrates SetPlan's use for designing a shear wall. SetPlan compares three shear wall reinforcement schemes (representing various wall shapes with different boundary reinforcement). It extracts information from a BIM in Tekla 14.0 about the shear wall reinforcement, enabling information sharing across the project team. The tool eliminates some of the jargon issues that may arise in crossdisciplinary design conversations by displaying data graphically and it is a first step in making set-based design easier to implement using current design software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGLC17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Pages235-244
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC17 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jul 13 2009Jul 19 2009

Other

Other17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC17
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period7/13/097/19/09

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Shear walls
Reinforcement
Color codes
Placers
Software design
Contractors
Engineers

Keywords

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Rebar
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Set-based design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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Wong, J. M., Parrish, K., Tommelein, I. D., & Stojadinovic, B. (2009). SetPlan: A computer tool to aid in set-based design. In Proceedings of IGLC17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (pp. 235-244)

SetPlan : A computer tool to aid in set-based design. / Wong, John Michael; Parrish, Kristen; Tommelein, Iris D.; Stojadinovic, Bozidar.

Proceedings of IGLC17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. 2009. p. 235-244.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wong, JM, Parrish, K, Tommelein, ID & Stojadinovic, B 2009, SetPlan: A computer tool to aid in set-based design. in Proceedings of IGLC17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. pp. 235-244, 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC17, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 7/13/09.
Wong JM, Parrish K, Tommelein ID, Stojadinovic B. SetPlan: A computer tool to aid in set-based design. In Proceedings of IGLC17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. 2009. p. 235-244
Wong, John Michael ; Parrish, Kristen ; Tommelein, Iris D. ; Stojadinovic, Bozidar. / SetPlan : A computer tool to aid in set-based design. Proceedings of IGLC17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. 2009. pp. 235-244
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