Helmut Krawinkler

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Collaborative conceptual design involves intensive cross-disciplinary communication of design concepts and decisions. Difficulty in producing and expressing such information leads to extensive delays, miscommunication and confusion, which often have an impact upon the quality of the final design and the time required to achieve design consensus. Computer(More)
and has more than thirty years experience in the design of civil and structural engineering projects. He has been the president of the Structural Engineers Association of California and the National Council of Structural Engineering Associations and has chaired the committee of the Building Seismic Safety Council responsible for updating the NEHRP(More)
We discuss the special demands for representation and reasoning posed by cross-disciplinary communication in collaborative conceptual building design. These needs are not well addressed by existing software technology. By building upon design theory literature and observations of a case study of an actual building design project, we are identifying and(More)
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