An important part of the knowledge required for designing the envelope of a new building is based on experience. Confronted with a building envelope design problem, a human expert adds to well‐established domain knowledge his/her own experience or the experience of others, to support his/her reasoning process, and to guide him/her in stereotypical situations. Based on that observation, we can conclude that the building envelope design fits well the description associated with the so‐called “weak theory domains”, and is a prime candidate for adopting a case‐based reasoning (CBR) approach. Proposes strategies to encode, organize, and compare prototypical building envelope cases within a CBR framework for selecting the construction alternatives during the preliminary stage of the building envelope design. The methodology presented aims to find the most suitable design alternative for a new building envelope from a library of prototypical building cases.
Iliescu, S., Fazio, P. and Gowri, K. (2001), "Similarity assessment in a case‐based reasoning framework for building envelope design", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 14 No. 5/6, pp. 376-386. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006249Download as .RIS
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