Performance based interactive analysis


Georgiou, O., Shepherd, P. and Richens, P., 2011. Performance based interactive analysis. In: Design Modelling Symposium, 2011-10-07 - 2011-10-12.

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    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
    CreatorsGeorgiou, O., Shepherd, P. and Richens, P.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Research CentresCentre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA)
    ID Code28481


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