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Bruinenberg S. et al. (2017) An Assisted Workflow for the Early Design of Nearly Zero Emission Healthcare Buildings. Energies 2017, Special issue: ZERO carbon buildings, 10(7).
Bruinenberg S. • Sleiman H.A. • Hempel S. • Traversari R.
Energies 2017, Special issue: ZERO carbon buildings, 10(7).
juli 2017

Energy efficiency in buildings is one of the main goals of many governmental policies due to their high impact on the carbon dioxide emissions in Europe. One of these targets is to reduce the energy consumption in healthcare buildings, which are known to be among the most energy-demanding building types. Although design decisions made at early design phases have a significant impact on the energy performance of the realized buildings, only a small portion of possible early designs is analyzed, which does not ensure an optimal building design. We propose an automated early design support workflow, accompanied by a set of tools, for achieving nearly zero emission healthcare buildings. It is intended to be used by decision makers during the early design phase. It starts with the user-defined brief and the design rules, which are the input for the Early Design Configurator (EDC). The EDC generates multiple design alternatives following an evolutionary algorithm while trying to satisfy user requirements and geometric constraints. The generated alternatives are then validated by means of an Early Design Validator (EDV), and then, early energy and cost assessments are made using two early assessment tools. A user-friendly dashboard is used to guide the user and to illustrate the workflow results, whereas the chosen alternative at the end of the workflow is considered as the starting point for the next design phases. Our proposal has been implemented using Building Information Models (BIM) and validated by means of a case study on a healthcare building and several real demonstrations from different countries in the context of the European project STREAMER​.​

van Delft, A. (2017) BIM komt onherroepelijk. CorporatieGids 2017 - Orientatieboek over strategie, bedrijfsvoering & ICT voor woningcorporaties, 8e jaargang, pp.31.
van Delft, A.
CorporatieGids 2017 - Orientatieboek over strategie, bedrijfsvoering & ICT voor woningcorporaties, 8e jaargang, pp.31.
April 2017

​​Inzetten van BIM modellen voor beheer en onderhoud is een 'buzzing' onderwerp in de corporatiewereld. Maar wat heeft BIM nu concreet te bieden en hoe zet je als corporatie de eerste stappen?

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Sebastian, R. et al. (2016) Roadmap for IT research on a Heritage-BIM Interoperable Platform within INCEPTION. In: The proceedings of the SBE16 Malta. Malta: SBE Malta - Sustainable Built Environment, pp.283-290.
Sebastian, R. • Bonsma, P. • Bonsma, I. • Ziri, A. E. • Parenti, S. • Lerones, P.M. • Llamas, J. • Maietti, F. • Turillazzi, B. • Iadanza, E.
SBE16 Malta, Malta.
Maart 2016


Abstract. Within the EU research project titled INCEPTION, a Heritage-BIM Interoperable Platform will be developed and used to store all cultural heritage-related data. This platform will strongly depend on Semantic Web and Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies that drive the ‘INCEPTION Time Machine’ where a time dimension will show how the cultural heritage evolves in association with its built and social environments.

This paper describes the technical research challenges associated with this platform. An initial research activity is dedicated to review the state-of-the-art in BIM, H-BIM, H-GIS, as well as the utilization of Semantic Web for enabling semantic search and enrichment of Cultural Heritage information by the end-users. The subsequent research activity will focus on the integration of 3D point-clouds and sensor data with the H-BIM.

Various data will be stored on the H-BIM platform and made available via APIs and web interfaces. The platform itself will contain services for geometric shape recognition and
semantic query. Finally, the AR and VR applications as well as semantic searches, the Time Machine / 4D Viewer component, and a semantic enrichment application will be made available for the end-users and third-party developers alike.

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Presentatie door Rizal Sebastian bij CITC-VIII (Eighth International Conference on Construction)
Sebastian, R., Damen, T., van Delft, A. (2015) Intuitive Self-Inspection Techniques based on BIM for Energy-efficient Buildings: EU Horizon 2020 Research Project INSITER.
Presentatie door Rizal Sebastian bij CITC-VIII (Eighth International Conference on Construction)
Mei 2015

​​​​​Presentation about EU project INSITER - CITC-VIII (Eighth International Conference on Construction), Thessaloniki, Greece​​

Sebastian, R. et al. (2010) Tool for benchmarking BIM performance of design, engineering and construction Firms in the Netherlands. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(4), pp.254-263.
Sebastian, R. • van Berlo, L.
Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(4), pp.254-263.
November 2010


Building information modelling (BIM) is becoming more and more important to manage complex communication and information sharing processes in collaborative building projects. A growing number of design, engineering and construction firms have made attempts to adopt BIM to enhance their services and products. However, there remain many uncertainties in the implementation strategies and actual performance. Neither the success nor the bottleneck can be justified objectively since there is no common benchmarking for firms that are applying BIM. This article describes applied research to generate an instrument for benchmarking BIM performance. The instrument aims to provide insight into the current BIM performance level of design, engineering and construction firms. The purpose is to justify the qualification of the parties to be commissioned for projects, as well as to raise awareness and establish a common strategy for innovation through BIM. The benchmarking instrument is based on a quick scan method. It combines quantitative and qualitative assessments of the 'hard' and 'soft' aspects of BIM. The use of this instrument by BIM consultants in the Netherlands has taken place since early 2010.

Sebastian, R. (2010) Belemmeringen BIM uit de weg ruimen., Online.
Artikel over Proefschrift van Sebastian, R. door Chao-Duivis, M. (2007) Doordacht samenwerken - Managing Collaboarative Design., Online.
Artikel over Proefschrift van Sebastian, R. door Chao-Duivis, M., Online.
November 2007

​​In het Cobouw artikel van prof. Monica Chao-Duivis schrijft zij dat het proefschift van Rizal Sebastian een noodzakelijke bouwsteen is  om op verschillende manieren tot een betere samenwerking te komen​. Het proefschrift heet 'Managing Collaboarative Design'. Rizal introduceert een concept voor het managen van 'het samenwerkend ontwerpen'. Dit concept heeft de onderzoeker betrokken op de cognitieve en sociale processen van de ontwerpverantwoordelijken en is vorm gegeven in een model. Het management van collaborative design wordt beschouwd als een participatieve rol in het ontwerpen en niet als een formeel hierarchische management functie. Het gaat de schrijver om ontwerpmanagement als een katalysator die de wederzijdse interacties tussen individuele en creatieve processen stimuleert en begeleidt. Coachen en adviseren is het devies en niet het geven van instructies en bevelen. Vandaar 'managing by designing'.​

Lees hier het hele artikel in Cobouw

Lees hier het proefschrift Managing Collabora​tive Design van Rizal Sebastian

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