Methods and Tools Used in Digital Structural Planning

Authors Bollinger and Grohmann view support structures as integral components of buildings. Structural design is simply a nodal point in a manifold network that produces forms, rooms and support structures which cannot be optimised in a one-dimensional approach. The forms that emanate from this multidimensional finding process have to be analysed so as to show areas with favourable load-bearing behaviour. The associated support structures follow this form and adapt their mode of action to the local distribution of forces. Instead of diversifying existing support structure typologies, mixed systems are being used which can be adapted to specific requirements. Just like architects, engineers employ digital tools in their work; however the required data differ from each other. The architectural model is represented by volume and surfaces, whilst the engineer’s model requires the axis lines and surfaces of supporting components. This information is generated at the engineering office on the basis of architectural models.
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