Information Technology

Information Technology for Building Design

In order to assist in the optimization of the design of the architecture and physical environment,  this Lab study in three engineering technology: Building Information Model (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT) and Virtual Reality (VR).

The parameterization and visualization technology can improve the data collection and application of building information, assist in the assessment of wind environment, light environment, thermal environment and energy consumption simulation. Further more, moderately use program language such as C#, VB, Python and so on, to develop API (Application Programming Interface), that can help researchers to study and discuss the issues during the entire life cycle of building through the way with cross-domain technology.

For example, the wireless sensing technology of the Internet of Things is used to solve the building physical environment quality monitoring and improvement strategy of existing buildings during the operation and maintenance phase, or through the game engine Unity supporting virtual reality technology, with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Software and hardware devices that use multi-dimensional (nD) situational development to explore the interaction between building users and the built environment.


Schematic of VR deviceExample of system architecture of Smart Health HVAC