During this unique course project you will work in teams composed of students from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU),National Taiwan University (NTU), University of Twente (UT), University of Washington (UW), Washington State University (WSU), and Yonsei University (YU). Not all schools will be represented on each team, so the project is divided into modules. Each school is responsible for the school-specific module, and the team project will be a combination of the school-specific modules that reflect the school represented on the team. The purpose of the project is:
- To give you an opportunity to increase your understanding of the practice of distributed team project management and BIM execution planning in the context of a global team,
- To expose you to advanced tools for project collaboration and planning, and
- To participate in a research experiment to help understand how global virtual design teams can work together effectively.
Your team is tasked with the design of housing in India that can be deployed to quickly rebuild temporary and permanent structures after an earthquake or flood. For example, in 2013, 85,000 people in Ganjam District in India were evacuated due to floods. However, it is very difficult to get help or to recover properties once an area is flooded and reconstruction can take months and years. Therefore, this exercise will also focus on evaluating the use of Prefabrication to propose swift home construction for rapid deployment in the face of mass infrastructure reconstruction.
- The average area of each house is 500 sq.ft.
- The house should be used for permanent residence (feel like a home)
- The cheaper, the better.
- The faster you can build, the better
- The building should be aesthetically and functionally satisfactory.
- The building should be environmentally friendly. India experiences rolling blackouts.
The team will explore two options: 1) Site built/panel vs 2) Modular (e.g. wet walls or full room). We will break the team into subgroups to explore these options then compare.
School Specific Modules
- IIT – Provide design guidelines and information on the
region, cultural preferences, and the kinds of houses that people would like to
live in. In addition, HouseDesign (3D Model development) – Site Built option
- NCKU – 3D model development – Modular option
- NTU –Team building, meeting minute, progress
scheduler/reminder, model review
- UT –Site Construction/Panel Construction schedule and Cost
- UW –BIM Execution Plan, Site Construction/Panel 4D
- WSU – Modular option 4D Model
- YU –
Modular Option Cost estimate, structural design, MEP design, scheduling