The Position of BIM Tools in Conceptual Design Phase: Parametric Design and Energy Modeling Capabilities

Cavusoglu O. H.

33rd International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Vienna, Austria, 16 - 18 September 2015, pp.607-612 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Vienna
  • Country: Austria
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-612
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Numerous researchers point out that, in the early stages of architectural design, many significant decisions are taken to directly affect functional qualities, the performance of the building, aesthetics, and the relationship of the building with the natural environment and climate, even if there is no certain and valid information to create and obtain adequate design. In this paper, I particularly focus on the early stages of architectural design and search for the opportunities provided by Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, towards the concept of performance analysis and parametric form seeking. Study also includes case study implementations which visualize the early processes of architectural design with benefits of BIM under different conditions to evaluate its opportunities during these design processes.