BIM-based design method for prefabricated pipeline components
HU Zhenzhong1, CHEN Xiangxiang1, WANG Liang2, HE Tianfeng1
1. Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China;
2. The First Construction Engineering Limited Company of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau, Wuhan 430040, China
Abstract：The industrialization of China is creating prefabricated pipelines instead of pipeline made on site. However, prefabricated pipeline design methods are not entirely suitable for manufacturing in the factory and assembling on site. A building information model (BIM) is introduced here for designing prefabricated pipelines. An automatic prefabricated pipeline design method was developed for dividing the pipelines with a semi-automatic design method for pipeline supports and an intelligent assembling method for pipeline groups. A general purpose prefabricated pipeline design system was then developed. The method addresses three core issues for model visualization, progressive parametric modeling and information sharing.The model is applied to two real-world projects to show the enhanced design efficiency and reduced material waste.
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