COMPUTER AIDED CODE COMPLIANCE OF RC SLAB by Nirbhay Chauhan
Several fascinating innovations are being introduced every day in the AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction) industries. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is like a revolution in the AEC market. Gone are the days when designers and architects used to work on large drawing sheets and 2D CAD applications. Researchers are working on various technologies like AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) to link it up with BIM to experiment the significances of virtual realities. Automation in design is another important process that catches the attention of many researchers and experts of AEC industry and the advent of the code compliance in BIM is one of the essential factor for its accomplishment. We reside in a structured surrounding built in accordance to some rules and regulations to safeguard our life and safety. A building relies on several rules and checks throughout its lifecycle. The designers make sure that each and every characteristic of their proposed building design has passed the required design checks. Then after the required revisions and modifications the building design is approved. Code compliance or code checking is a tiresome task of verifying a particular country’s building design codes to a building to find out possible errors in the design and then making the required revisions. This results in a plenty of manual work that causes ambiguity and delay in the completion of the project. However, such unwanted problems can be eradicated by automating the code compliance system with BIM. This target can be achieved by coding a rule-based engine that can save the particular country’s building design code and its desired clauses, and finally compiling the BIM model with them to solve out the errors. A code-compliance system can be successfully implemented only when, the rules are interpreted accurately, making them under the user’s command and effortless in manipulating into a system.