ERIC Number: ED114992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Database for Designing Large Physical Systems. Reprint No. 133.
Eastman, C.; And Others
Development of the Building Description System (BDS) was undertaken to explore use of the computer to construct models of complex physical systems. A fundamental goal of this work is a computer system capable of replacing drawings as the primary description for design and construction of buildings. This paper presents an overview of the database configuration of BDS focusing on (1) the general facilities for describing an element in a concise manner and enabling easy definition and alteration, and (2) the organization of information about a very large number of elements, so as to allow real-time manipulation and accessing according to a variety of criteria. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Drafting, Architectural Programing, Building Plans, Computer Graphics, Computer Programs, Databases, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Models, Spatial Relationship, Structural Elements (Construction), Systems Approach
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. School of Urban and Public Affairs.