activity information needed for space function

December 2, 2006

The activity information needed for space function
programming is listed below. The list is based on Hales (1984:17), and (Akademiska Hus 2000).

General activity description
– General description concentrating on factors determining spaces and installations
Activity relationship information
– Process sequence
– Material exchange between activities
– Communication, personal or through media
– Spatial relations, visibility, audibility, supervision, security, shared resources and other relationships;
Activity attributes
– Activity area
– Dimensioning measurements
– Duration
– Noise
– Heat production
Person information
– Personnel data; skills, working hours
Equipment information
– Furniture, machinery and equipment; quantities, measurements
– Products and materials
Building information
building (and process) support; HVAC-requirements, fire rating, sound proofing, electricity
– Lighting; daylight/black-out
– Atmospheric pressure

Hales H. L ., 1984, Computer-aided facilities planning. Vol. 9 of Industrial engineering, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York.

Activity objects in CAD-programs for building design. A prototype program implementation
Anders Ekholm
Published in: de Vries B., van Leeuwen J. and Achten H. (2001) Computer Aided Design Futures 2001 Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, July 8-11, 2001. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London


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