Study on the Microenvironment Evaluation of the Architectural Layout Based on Building Information Modeling: A Case Study of Chongqing, China

Study on the Microenvironment Evaluation of the Architectural Layout Based on Building Information Modeling: A Case Study of Chongqing, China

Tao Zhou Qian Zou

Faculty of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, China

Center for Construction Economics and Management, Chongqing University, China

30 June 2015
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With the development of urbanization, China’s cities meet the restriction of resource and environment. UNEP releases the report ‘Towards a green economy’, which mentioned Green City is the direction in city’s development. From the perspective of full development of the city, using Building Information Modeling for urban planning and urban management can make city ecological and humane, also breaking the situation that urban planning studies are uncorrelated with the ecological studies. Based on these theories, the paper takes the practice of urban renewal in Chongqing as an example. The two simulated models of different layouts are evaluated and analyzed, and then the comparison of evaluation results such as the index of sunshine, ventilation and energy consumption is obtained. The paper proposes some suggestions on the advancement of planning scheme and exerts practical significance on the relevant index quantification for urban planning and management, which is valuable and practical during the fast urbanization period of China.


BIM model, Chongqing, ecological, urban planning


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