An Automated Verification Workflow for Planned Lighting Setups using BIM

Andreas Walch, Katharina Krösl, Christian Luksch, David Pichler, Thomas Pipp, Michael Schwärzler
An Automated Verification Workflow for Planned Lighting Setups using BIM
In REAL CORP 2018, Proceedings, pages 55-65. April 2018.
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Abstract

The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) methods is becoming more and more established in the planning stage, during the construction, and for the management of buildings. Tailored BIM software packages allow to handle a vast amount of relevant aspects, but have so far not been covering specialized tasks like the evaluation of light distributions in and around a 3D model of a building. To overcome this limitation, we demonstrate the use of the open-source IFC format for preparing and exchanging BIM data to be used in our interactive light simulation system. By exploiting the availability of 3D data and semantic descriptions, it is possible to automatically place measurement surfaces in the 3D scene, and evaluate the suitability and sustainability of a planned lighting design according to given constraints and industry norms. Interactive visualizations for fast analysis of the simulation results, created using state-of-the-art web technologies, are seamlessly integrated in the 3D work environment, helping the lighting designer to quickly improve the initial lighting solution with a few clicks.

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@inproceedings{PB-VRVis-2018-005,
  title =      "An Automated Verification Workflow for Planned Lighting
               Setups using BIM",
  author =     "Andreas Walch and Katharina Kr\"{o}sl and Christian Luksch
               and David Pichler and Thomas Pipp and Michael Schw\"{a}rzler",
  year =       "2018",
  abstract =   "The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) methods is
               becoming more and more established in the planning stage,
               during the construction, and for the management of
               buildings. Tailored BIM software packages allow to handle a
               vast amount of relevant aspects, but have so far not been
               covering specialized tasks like the evaluation of light
               distributions in and around a 3D model of a building. To
               overcome this limitation, we demonstrate the use of the
               open-source IFC format for preparing and exchanging BIM data
               to be used in our interactive light simulation system. By
               exploiting the availability of 3D data and semantic
               descriptions, it is possible to automatically place
               measurement surfaces in the 3D scene, and evaluate the
               suitability and sustainability of a planned lighting design
               according to given constraints and industry norms.
               Interactive visualizations for fast analysis of the
               simulation results, created using state-of-the-art web
               technologies, are seamlessly integrated in the 3D work
               environment, helping the lighting designer to quickly
               improve the initial lighting solution with a few clicks.",
  month =      apr,
  booktitle =  "REAL CORP 2018, Proceedings",
  editor =     "M. Schrenk and V. V. Popovich and P. Zeile and P. Elisei and
               C. Beyerand G. Navratil",
  event =      "REAL CORP 2018",
  isbn =       "978-3-9504173-5-7",
  series =     "REAL CORP",
  pages =      "55–65",
  pages =      "55--65",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2018/PB-VRVis-2018-005/",
}