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Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2013 Vol.5(4): 473-477 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.600

Integrating Agent-Based Human Behavior Simulation with Building Information Modeling for Building Design

Jack C. P. Cheng and Vincent J. L. Gan
Abstract—Human behavior needs to be considered when designing buildings and infrastructures. In recent decades, building information modeling (BIM) has been increasingly adopted as a computer aided design methodology for architectural design, engineering design simulation and evaluation, and 4D constructability analysis. BIM models can be used to conduct engineering analyses while human behavior simulation using BIM models is still lacking. The research objective of this study is to connect BIM software with the human behavior simulation engine utilizing object-oriented computer programming language. A behavioral modeling engine is also developed in this study upon the agent-based modeling (ABM) approach. Finally, this paper presents a demonstrative example of four scenarios and the result proves that implementation of the occupant simulation help improve building design.

Index Terms—Agent based modeling, building information modeling, human behavior, building design, emergency simulation

The authors are with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China (e-mail: cejcheng@ust.hk).

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Cite:Jack C. P. Cheng and Vincent J. L. Gan, "Integrating Agent-Based Human Behavior Simulation with Building Information Modeling for Building Design," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 473-477, 2013.

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