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Design approach for the integration of services in buildings

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posted on 18.07.2014, 09:19 by Farid Fouchal, Tarek Hassan, Dennis Loveday
This paper describes a novel methodology to group building services (BSs) into a single trunking system at minimal proximal distances between them. The study focused on solving the geometrical complexity encountered in conventional arrangements of BSs, while taking into account thermophysical and electromagnetic interactions between services together with building regulations. The potential solution for delivery and distribution of BSs in any number of directions is an ‟onion layers„ type of design, using novel mathematical manipulations based on manifolds of spherical and cylindrical geometries joined using Bezier surfaces. Computer Aided Design iterations were undertaken for channelling six BSs into a single unit including water, air, electricity and data. It consists of concentric cylindrical-spherical shells superimposed at few millimetres gaps (channels) for which physical prototypes were produced.

Funding

The corresponding project (I3CON – Industrialised, integrated, intelligent construction) has been partially funded by the European Commission (EC) under its Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

Volume

34

Issue

3

Pages

333 - 348 (16)

Citation

FOUCHAL, F., HASSAN, T.M. and LOVEDAY, D.L., 2013. Design approach for the integration of services in buildings. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 34 (3), pp. 333-348.

Publisher

SAGE (© The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers)

Version

SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

Publication date

2013

Notes

The published version of this article is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143624412442510.

ISSN

0143-6244

Language

en

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