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Title: Design approach for the integration of services in buildings
Authors: Fouchal, Farid
Hassan, Tarek M.
Loveday, Dennis L.
Keywords: Building services
Computer-aided design
Additive layer manufacturing
Manifolds
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: SAGE (© The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers)
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: The published version of this article is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143624412442510.
Sponsor: The corresponding project (I3CON – Industrialised, integrated, intelligent construction) has been partially funded by the European Commission (EC) under its Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
Version: Submitted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0143624412442510
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15241
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143624412442510
ISSN: 0143-6244
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)

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