Industrial Building Design is a design process where the successful implementation of each project is based on collaborative decision making of multiple domain specialists - architects, engineers, production system planners and building owners. Traditionally, such multi-collaborator workflows are subject to conflicting stakeholder goals and frequent changes in production processes inevitably resulting in lengthy planning periods. This particular design process needs novel approaches to decision-making support which would combine the ability to communicate design intent with real-time feedback on the impact of design decisions.
BimFlexi project aims to accelerate BIM design processes for industrial buildings by using parametric modelling, multi-parameter optimization and collaborative VR exploration and modification of models at early stages of building planning.


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  • In this area, we focus on user experiences and rendering algorithms for virtual reality environments, including methods to navigate and collaborate in VR, foveated rendering, exploit human perception and simulate visual deficiencies.


3 Publications found:
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Iana Podkosova, Julia Reisinger, Hannes KaufmannORCID iD, Iva KovacicORCID iD
BIMFlexi-VR: A Virtual Reality Framework for Early-Stage Collaboration in Flexible Industrial Building Design
Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 3:1-13, February 2022.
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Julia Reisinger, Maria Antonia Zahlbruckner, Iva KovacicORCID iD, Peter Kán, Xi Wang-Sukalia
Framework proposal for automated generation of production layout scenarios: A parametric design technique to connect production planning and structural industrial building design
In EG-ICE 2021 Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, pages 22-33. 2021.
Conference Paper
Julia Reisinger, Maria Antonia Zahlbruckner, Iva KovacicORCID iD, Peter Kán, Xi Wang-Sukalia, Hannes KaufmannORCID iD
Integrated multi-objective evolutionary optimization of production layout scenarios for parametric structural design of flexible industrial buildings
Journal of Building Engineering, 46(103766):1-18, 2021.
Journal Paper (without talk)
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