Mentor: Dr. Nawari
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
"I applied to the Scholars program thanks to Dr. Nawari's advice. Since we both work close together in our research, he advised me to apply. My goals for the academic year are; to expand on my knowledge in architecture; and to expand my knowledge outside of what I know my collaboration in Dr. Nawari's research."
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Hobbies and Interests
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Understanding the Interplay between Structure and Architecture using BIM
Dr. Nawari’s proposed research in the College of Design, Construction and Planning uses the many fundamental forces that overlap in both the architectural and engineering fields centered on the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Using software such as Autodesk Revit Architecture and Structure, research students from the engineering and architecture fields work together on the initial stages developing model space and constructing structural systems. This will be done through the Revit Architecture program to be able to incorporate elements of core architectural knowledge and concepts. Following the completion of multiple simple structures which emphasis on particular structural components the architect students will take a lead in expanding upon the space and form of the structures while keeping the basic foundation implemented in each model. The effort of communication between the architecture students and the engineering students will be key as an obvious lapse of understanding will be present during discussion and modification. Through the use of BIM the different elements such as spatial order, form, circulation and enclosure will be finalized and established in each model. The following portion involves moving the models to Revit Structure where the engineering students will now take the front regarding structural systems and components within each model. The program will be used to analyze the set structures and provide feedback to what may need modification to satisfy technical feasibility. Heavy use of the law of statics, material strength and system loads will be utilized to understand each model. Again the communication between each field of study will be most important as the collaboration effort between the two groups is the core of the success of the project. With the initial steps taken, a finish usable structure containing all parts necessary for a building will be the product.