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


  • 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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