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The Quest for Integrated Design System: A Brief Survey of Past and Current Efforts

İLAL, Mustafa Emre
Improving the overall quality of buildings is the main motivation behind the development of computer aided technologies in the ArchitectureEngineering- Construction (AEC) industry. A seamless design and evaluation environment has been envisioned by researchers since the early days of computational design but the integrated design system has been elusive for the last 30 years. With the recent focus on environmental sustainability, topics in building performance are gaining importance at many educational institutions. However, the lack of a proper computational environment for integrated design is a major hurdle for both students and professionals. This paper will summarize the history of integrated design research and thus hopes to help educators plan for multidisciplinary coursework.