Computational Design and Optimisation Tools for Prefabricated Building Systems – Phase 1 Scoping Study

The objective of this project is to develop a computational framework for producing optimised design options for modular façade and floor systems, which are both structurally and thermally efficient, early in the conceptual design phase.

Given the multi-objective criteria (both structural and energy), several designs will be presented to engineers in a suitable format, so that they can make an informed decision on the option that provides the best solution within the constraints of their projects.

The time/cost efficiency of these building systems will be ascertained through benchmarking them against existing case studies of building systems (façade and floor) designed using traditional manual techniques.