Session 9 Code Compliance Checking

Code Compliance Checking session will be chaired by Professor Robert Amor


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Professor Robert Amor has degrees in Computer Science and undertakes research in the field of Construction Informatics, with a passion for the application of beneficial computer science techniques to the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries. Achieving interoperability is his core research interest and to achieve this he investigates integrated environments which covers information modelling (e.g., BIM), automated code compliance checking, process modelling, user interaction, information mapping, and communication strategies. Since 2003 he has coordinated the working group W78 (IT for Construction) for the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB - which comprises 500 international research organisations). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology in Construction.   


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Dr. Jiansong Zhang will give the talk titled:

Full Automation of Building Code Compliance Checking Through Semantic-Natural Language Processing, Logic-based Reasoning, and Interoperable BIM

Dr. Jiansong Zhang earned his Bachelor of Construction Management from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China (2009) with top grade in his department, his M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (2010), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015). He is an Assistant Professor at the School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University and the Founder and Director of the Automation and Intelligent Construction (AutoIC) Lab. He is the elected secretary of the ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis (DSA) committee. Dr. Zhang has research interests in developing and leveraging advanced technologies to support construction engineering and management, construction automation, and sustainable infrastructure, including building information modeling (BIM), artificial intelligence (AI) [i.e., natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, and automated reasoning], virtual reality (VR), and construction robotics. His research has been supported by Federal and State agencies such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, and Indiana Department of Transportation. 

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Dr. André Borrmann will give the talk titled:

Code Compliance Checking: Qualitative spatial relationships & visual rule encoding

André Borrmann is Professor for Computational Modeling and Simulation at the Technical University of Munich, and Chairman of the Leonhard Obermeyer Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment at TUM. His research focuses on the further development of BIM technologies, methods and procedures, ranging from automated design and knowledge-based engineering to code compliance and as-built reconstruction involving point cloud processing and methods of artificial intelligence. He is actively pushing forward BIM adoption in Germany on a national and regional level, advising governmental institutions and a large number of practical projects. In addition, he is intensively engaged in buildingSMART International, where he is primarily involved in projects to extend the IFC standard for the infrastructure sector. In teaching, he has been conducting interdisciplinary courses on BIM with students of civil engineering and architecture since 2011. Prof. Borrmann is co-editor of the textbook “Building Information Modeling – Technology Foundations and Industry Practice” that was published by Springer in 2018. He is co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and has received several international awards for his research work. 

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Dr. Johannes Dimyadi will give the talk titled:

A Workflow-driven Approach to BIM-based Compliance Audit

Johannes Dimyadi has a research interest in construction informatics and legal informatics. His career spans more than 30 years across multi-disciplinary consulting engineering in architecture, engineering, construction, facilities management, and software domains, as well as an academic research role with the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Building Engineering, Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering, and PhD in Computer Science. His PhD research in automated compliance audit processes is being implemented commercially by Compliance Audit Systems Limited (CAS), a tech-startup spun out of the University of Auckland. Johannes is currently the CEO of CAS, but actively involved with academic research at the University of Auckland.

Johannes has authored around 50 scientific peer-reviewed conference and journal publications, as well as technical articles and book chapters.

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Dr. Jin-Kook Lee will give the talk titled:

Open BIM & KBim-based Research & Development - Korea Government & Challengers’ KBim Applications

Jin-Kook Lee is an associate professor of dept. of Interior Architecture and Built Environment, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, and a researcher/developer in the field of Design Computing, the intersection between design and computation where the challenging issues arise while we design and build our surroundings. He eventually pursues ‘way better environment’ as his long-term goal in academia, to take advantage of his interdisciplinary studies in architecture, computer science, digital design media, AI-assisted design approaches, and housing & interior design. To achieve his goal, diverse kinds of BIM applications in particular are his research & development directions that have been explored since his studies at Georgia Tech. He has been involved in several Design Computing and BIM-related pragmatic research and software development projects with renowned people and organizations such as Georgia Tech Digital Building Lab, US GSA, Autodesk, Korea Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport etc. Thanks to such opportunities he has published around 80 research papers with his exceptional colleagues and students. His PhD thesis was awarded ‘Best Dissertation Award’ at the School of Architecture, Georgia Tech, and he received ‘BIM Award Citation at 2008 AIA TAP BIM Award’ from the AIA as well as CETI Award’ from FIATECH Industry Consortium.