Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Mahdavi:
"A comprehensive computational environment for performance based reasoning in building design and evaluation";
Automation in Construction, 8 (1999), 427 - 435.

English abstract:
This paper introduces a comprehensive computational implementation effort toward the incorporation of simulation-based perfprmance evaluation in building design. Specifically, the computational design support system `SEMPERī will be described. SEMPERīs main objectives are: (i) a methodologically consistent (first-principles-based) and flexible performance modeling approach through the entire building design and engineering process; (ii) provision of comprehensive, i.e., multi-domain building performance evaluation support; (iii) seamless and dynamic communication between the simulation model and the general building representation in an object-oriented space-based design environment; and (iv) active convergence support via a bi-directional inference mechanism that provides not only the conventional design-to-performance mapping option but also a 'preference-based' performance-to-design mapping technology.

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