Integrated assessment system of sustainable communities using BIM technology

Byeongho Lee, Geonwon Lee, Inhan Kim, Seunghwa Park, Sungwoo Shin, Youngho Yeo

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Utilizing the concepts of sustainability in urban community design, the elements of the physical spatial design – such as building stock lay–out, building form including envelope design, and landscape design – are strongly considered to integrate with the issues of the urban landscape view planning and the environmental planning – such as energy efficiency, sunshine access, CO2 emissions and absorptions, natural ventilation, and urban heat island phenomena. While high-rise apartment style has dominated most of urban community design as physical patterns of spatial design widely ranging from new towns to urban redevelopments in Korea, basic design evaluation tools hardly have been developed yet. Also, there is no specialized assessment system focused on urban community design. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to develop an integrated design evaluation tool focused on the basic design phase for urban community development, named ‘SUSB–UC for Basic Design’. It was a part of an integrated framework for whole urban community design and evaluation systems focused on the high-rise apartment style housing. The main purpose of this research was considerations of the relationship between indicators concerning the urban landscape view planning, physical spatial design and the performance by environmental planning based on the BIM technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Sungwoo Shin is Professor at Hanyang University, Director of Sustainable Building Research Center(ERC) funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. He is also an editor in chief on SUSB Journal. He is interested in sustainable building and urban development including tall building research, practice and education.

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Sustainable Building Research Center of Hanyang University which was supported the SRC/ERC program of MEST(R11-2005-056-01001). The authors thank the Professor Doo Sam Song, Department of Architectural Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, for his advice about Natural ventilation effect and Outdoor wind comfort level, and Dr. Min Sung Kim, Sun & Light, for his advice about Sunshine access ratio and analysis results.


  • Basic Design Decision
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Integrated Assessment
  • Sustainable Community
  • Urban Community Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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