Building Information - Representation and Management: Principles and Foundations for the Digital Era


Alexander Koutamanis
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment
Keywords: BIM (Building Information Modelling), symbolic digital technologies, AECO processes, information processing, information management


The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM. It also considers the matching representation of AECO processes in terms of tasks, so as to connect to information processing and support both information management and decision taking.

Author Biography

Alexander Koutamanis, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment

Alexander Koutamanis is associate professor of computational design at the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has studied architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and received his PhD from Delft University of Technology on the automated recognition of architectural floor plans.


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