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This page contains a list of publications related to the Building Design Advisor project, in reverse chronological order.  Each entry has a title, a summary, a list of authors, a date of publication, links to the contents in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf) and the name of the Page Mark of their title line, so that one can reference it directly from another Web page.  To download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit http://www.adobe.com.

Application of information technologies in building design decisions
Published in the Building Research & Information, Volume 27, Number 1, January/February 1999.  It contains an extended description of the information needs for decision-making in building design and the ways that the BDA software is addressing them.
By: K. Papamichael
Date: January 1999
Contents: .pdf (273 KB)
Bookmark: BRI 99
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Product modeling for computer-aided decision-making
Published in the Automation in Construction, Volume 8, January 1999, a special issue on Product Modeling.  It contains a description of the BDA database management and process control mechanisms,. mostly from the developer's point of view.  It also contains information about specialized applications for the development of the BDA building model and the libraries of building components and systems.
By: K. Papamichael, H. Chauvet, J. La Porta and R. Dandridge
Date: January 1999
Contents: .pdf (273 KB)
Bookmark: AUTCON 99
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Designers and information overload: a new approach
Published in the Advanced Buildings Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 18, Summer 1997, by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.  It contains a description of the information needs for decision-making and a summary of how the BDA software is addressing them.
By: K. Papamichael
Date: September 1997
Contents: .pdf (882 KB)
Bookmark: ABN 97
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Building Design Advisor: automated integration of multiple simulation tools
Published in Automation in Construction, Volume 6, Number 4, August 1997, a special issue with selected, revised papers from ACADIA '96.  It contains a description of the Beta release of the 1.0 version of the BDA software, mostly from the user's point of view.
By: K. Papamichael, J. La Porta and H. Chauvet
Date: August 1997
Contents: .pdf (1,248 KB)
Bookmark: AUTCON 96
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Decision-Making through use of multiple interoperable simulation software
Published in Building Simulation '97 Coference Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic, September 8-10, 1997.  It contains a brief description of the BDA software and discussions on the most prominent development issues.
By: K. Papamichael, J. La Porta and H. Chauvet
Date: June 1997
Contents: .pdf (199 KB)
Bookmark: IBPSA 97
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The Building Design Advisor
Published in ACADIA 1996 Conference Proceedings, Tucson, AZ, October 31 - November 1, 1996. Now obsolete, since it describes an earlier version of the BDA software, has been replaced by Building Design Advisor: automated integration of multiple simulation tools.
By: K. Papamichael, J. La Porta, H. Chauvet, D. Collins, T. Trzcinski, J. Thorpe and S. Selkowitz
Date: March 1996
Contents: .pdf (319 KB)
Bookmark: ACADIA 96
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The limits of intelligence in design
Published in the Proceedings of the Focus Symposium on "Computer-Assisted Building Design Systems" of the 4th International Symposium on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden Baden, Germany, August 3-4, 1993.  It contains the theoretical foundation of the Building Design Advisor software.
By: K. Papamichael, J.P. Protzen
Date: May 1993
Contents: Not available in electronic form.   Please contact us for a hard copy.
Bookmark: SRIC 93
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