Uncovering the structure and the dynamic of information propagation in building

Binsarra, FA
(2016) Uncovering the structure and the dynamic of information propagation in building. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Complexity science has been attracting the interest of researchers and professionals due to the need to enhance the efficiency of understanding complex system dynamics and structure of interactions. Complexity analysis has been used as an approach to investigate complex systems that contain a large number of components interacting with each other to accomplish specific outcomes and develop specific behaviour. The design process is considered as a complex action that involves a large number of interacting components, which are ranked as design tasks, design team, and the components of the design process. These three main aspects of the building design process consist of several components that interact with each other as a dynamic system with complex information flow. In addition, the design product – which is the building – consists of several systems that interact with each other; those systems are the architecture, structure, building envelope, power, and lighting. In this research the goal was to uncover the complex structure and the dynamics of information interactions through the design process stages based on RIBA. In addition, the research aimed to uncover the structure and the dynamics of the building systems interactions. The methodology that was used is a design research methodology; it analysed and modelled the interactions of the design process as a network and accomplished the typology of each design process stage as well as the dynamics of the process from the first stage to the technical design stage. In terms of the building systems design, the networks will modelled the interactions between each building system’s components and the components that interact with other systems’ components to indicate the typology of the building design product. Moreover, the dynamics of the building design product were applied by modelling the interactions from the architectural spaces to the interactions of the building systems’ components. Furthermore, the findings of those interactions were imported into network analysis software to identify measures that indicate the characteristics of the network typology of each building design stage as well as the characteristics of each building system’s interaction. In addition, the results highlight the characteristics of the dynamic of the building design stages through the process as well as the dynamic of the building design systems.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2022 02:27
DOI: 10.17638/03000001
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3000001