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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 1064064, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1064064
Research Article

An Advanced Process of Condensation Performance Evaluation by BIM Application

1Research and Development Center, Yunwoo Technology Co. Ltd., 48 Gangnam-daero 132-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-814, Republic of Korea
2Department of Architecture Engineering, Kwangwoon University, 20 Kwangwoon-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01897, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Myungdo Lee; rk.oc.oownuy@eel.dm

Received 1 August 2016; Revised 17 December 2016; Accepted 19 December 2016; Published 15 January 2017

Academic Editor: Peter Majewski

Copyright © 2017 Jooyung Hong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

There is increasing interest in sustainable design for saving energy and improving living conditions. In particular, condensation performance evaluation is a major part of the design phase in which condensation defects in apartment housing are considered. The aim of this work is to propose an advanced process for improving the efficiency and accuracy of evaluations of condensation performance. For this aim, an analysis of the traditional process was performed. The results support a proposed advanced evaluation process, which was then applied to develop a building information modeling (BIM) application. The proposed process can be an alternative to the current evaluation process through the use of a BIM application for the automatic process. A case study showed that the advanced process of condensation performance evaluation could save 75.8% of the time compared with the current process. Additionally, from interviews with professionals, it is expected that the proposed process offers a practical means of increasing the efficiency and accuracy of the whole evaluation process.