CATEGORIES2018 Conference Papers Architectural Science: Building Assessment and Evaluation Conference Papers
To determine the development feasibility of a parcel of land, a potential purchaser is required to synthesize multiple information sets including local planning data, land records, financial metrics and most importantly the design rules and criteria for compliance. The information sources for the data required for a feasibility are often found on separate databases and systems and are usually not in standardised digital formats. This paper outlines the framework for a Development Feasibility Framework, highlighting the extent of data required to determine feasibility, exploring the integration of geospatial databases and parametric modelling techniques to achieve the framework. The framework consists of three components; The Rules Engine, the Parametric Building Generator and the Feasibility Calculator. The first component, the Rules Engine, collates the planning rules and criteria required to determine if a design is feasible. Once the rules have been codified, the determination of the possible building designs are calculated using parametric modelling techniques through the Parametric Building Generator. Finally, once solutions have been generated, the final part of the platform is the feasibility calculation. The platform integrates with a Geographic Information System (GIS) database to allow for mass assessment of development feasibility and can also be used for urban planning.