Automated plan review for building code compliance using BIM Conference Paper uri icon


  • Automation of plan review for building code compliance has been integrated into a commercial BIM authoring software system enabling study of an altered design process. The APR (Automated Plan Review) software checks the building design against code requirements pertaining to building size, construction type and fire ratings, flame spread classification of finishes, adjacency of occupancies, distance from lot line, and others. It provides a user interface to guide a building designer to add building code information into the BIM, launch and inspect a plan review, and produce reports. In alpha testing within the development team, users adopt an iterative process to building code compliance, consulting the results of the plan reviews to guide modification of their designs. The research differs from previous work in that it is focused on fire safety provisions of the International Building Code (IBC), and it is integrated into a popular building design tool (Autodesk Revit). Future work will add rules, improve visualizations of building code provisions, and examine how the software affects the design process.

published proceedings

  • European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2013 - 20th International Workshop: Intelligent Computing in Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Clayton, M. J., Fudge, P., & Thompson, J

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM