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Generating timber truss bridges – examining the potential of an interdisciplinary parametric framework for architectural engineering


Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment, 19th IABSE Congress Stockholm, 21-23 September 2016
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Page(s): 345-353
Abstract: Even though Nordic glulam truss-bridges are at large extent standardized, applying dowels and parallel slotted-in steel plates, the process making them are still separated and slowed down by redundant work. This paper examines the potential of architects, engineers and manufacturers using a shared parametric framework when building truss-bridges. How could redundant work be automated and let designers spend more time on actual project development? How could collaboration between disciplines be improved using a parametric framework? An interdicipinary parametric framework might be the next step into mass customization in architectural engineering.

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