At the simplest level, a model of a building is simply a collection of spaces spread out over the different floors of the building. This is commonly known as the building’s “Spatial Structure”. An example of this is shown below:
Develop a C++ application to allow a user to specify the spatial structure of a building. Your program should allow the user to:
- Specify the number of floors in the building. (Up to a maximum of 10).
- Specify the number of spaces on each floor. Your program should be able to cope with a maximum of 100 spaces in the entire building.
- For each space: specify the dimensions (width, height and depth).
- For each space: specify the type of space (residential, office, education, toilet or storage).
- Allow the user to save/load the designs they create.
- Allow the user to produce a series of reports including:
- The total number of spaces of each type.
- The total floor area of spaces of each type.
- The volume of each space and each floor.
- The total volume of the building.
- A compliance check of the building that makes sure that no floor is bigger that any floor beneath it.
- You can complete this coursework using only the techniques from the first set of C++ notes (part 2). However, if you wish to use the advanced techniques, this is acceptable.
You Should Submit
You should submit the following:
Submit electronically on Learning Central by 17:00 Friday 8th January 2016:
- – Your C++ Code
- – An evaluation report for your program that includes the following (max 4 pages):
- A description of how your program works including screen-shots of it working.
- Description of how you developed the application and justification of any decisions that you made.
- An evaluation of the problems you encountered and how you solved them.
- A discussion of any changes you would make to the program or its design in hindsight.
- – A report (maximum 2 pages) describing to a senior manager in a construction firm why it is important that your company adopts BIM technologies.
- Marking Scheme
This coursework is worth 60% of the module. From this 60% The following marks are available for each section:
- Your C++ Program - 40%
- Your evaluation report -10%
- BIM Report - 10%.
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