#187 – Eid Al-Adha / Building Information Modeling

Hi guys,

I talked with someone I know and it seems that tomorrow will the Eid Al-Adha for the Muslims. From what I learn, there is actually two Eid in the year, one after the Ramadan and one before the pilgrim to the Mecca to celebrate the faith of Abraham with God. The story behind this jubilee is quite interesting: God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son to test his faith, which is what he will do. However, God didn’t ask Abraham to murder his son and instead, one angel stop him and say God wanted to know his faith in him. God give him a sheep to his family for the “reward”. That is the reason why a sheep is sacrificed during the Eid Al-Adha. It is also recommended to not eat before the tenth day (the Eid), however, only pilgrims, travelers, sick people and women who bear their children can eat.
I’ve never known of this part of the Muslim culture and I found it quite interesting. It was a great cultural sharing for today.

So we discuss with the professor about what to do next after the University and we talk quite a lot about the new technologies in architecture and especially about the Building Information Modeling. For those who don’t know, it is a system of classification inside a library of objects used into an architectural model. It is also the┬ámanagement of this system that includes human factor and checking environment behavior of a building. This kind of new technology was really known only in 2014 and was used to have a better understanding of flux inside a habitat (air, electricity, heat, people, etc). The real deal of the BIM is an ontological approach that tried to classified every process and simplified them for a better use. It is like a semantic language use in informatics to organize the objects like environment > vegetation > tree for example. It is quite interesting to correlate this kind of process with the Vietnamese language that uses the same concept in everyday talking.

That’s it for today, I will have the last presentation in two days and I tried to be ready.
It is clearly not the same jury as in France, but I still need to focus on my work.

See you soon !

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