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|Title: ||Towards a decision-support tool for selecting an appropriate structural frame|
|Authors: ||Soetanto, Robby|
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Price, Andrew D.F.
|Keywords: ||Design process|
Hybrid concrete construction
Performance criteria/ indicators
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||University of Salford|
|Citation: ||SOETANTO, R. ... et al, 2004. Towards a decision-support tool for selecting an appropriate structural frame. IN: Aouad, G. ... et al (eds). Proceedings of the First SCRI International Symposium, University of Salford, 30th-31st March 2004, pp.450-459.|
|Abstract: ||The selection of the appropriate structural frame for a building during the
conceptual design stage is crucial to the overall performance and value delivered to clients.
Although several attempts have been made to develop IT-based decision support tools to
select the structural frame, these have failed to recognise the importance of ‘soft’ performance
criteria, primarily because of the complexity inherent in the selection process. In reality,
structural frame selection is usually based upon heuristic decision-making dominated by
subjectivity and qualitative reasoning. Following a thorough review of literature in the
building performance domain, a tool that incorporates both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ performance
metrics for selecting appropriate structural frame was developed. The tool requires a
systematic evaluation of the importance of each criterion and the likely performance achieved
using various structural frame options. A worked example is provided to demonstrate how a
project team can use this tool. This tool essentially helps to make explicit the most important
issues to be considered during the selection process, which should demonstrably lead to
improved performance and added value for clients.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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