Generative design and BIM-based Design Automation methods for Steel Framed Buildings – Phase 1 Scoping Study

Light gauge steel (LGS) offers significant advantages over other materials including lightweight, quicker construction times, non-combustibility and resistance to rotting, shrinking, warping and termite attack.

Today, it is not clearly understood which tools and inputs should be considered at

the early planning phase in order for an LGS solution to be considered a viable structural construction alternative to timber, steel and other structural systems, particularly in mid-rise building applications.

This project will develop computational design and optimisation tools for generating LGS building systems with excellent structural/fire performance that will be benchmarked against an existing project that has employed traditional methods.to quantify time and cost savings.