- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 08 Mar 2021
Deposit Modelling and Archaeology, Guidance for Mapping Buried Deposits, published by Historic England on 31 January 2020, defines an iterative process as: ‘The process of repeating an action to allow the review of previous findings and conclusions.’
The design process is often considered to be an iterative process, where, at each iteration, there are inputs, there is a design process and then there are outputs. At the end of each iteration, the outputs are reviewed and then the process begins again, repeating until an acceptable solution is reached.
Many computerised processes also adopt iteration to arrive at a solution, such as ‘goal seeking’ in excel spreadsheets, computational fluid dynamics, structural design optimisation and so on. Solutions are tested, then the results used to generate the starting position for the next solution to be tested. Over time, this process will move closer to the optimum solution.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Improving facilities, accessibility and overall appearance.
Free download of TG 12/2021 available.
TESP works with The Youth Group to form skill sharing network.
Big tech collaborates on platform for the built environment.
Letter signed by 21 organisations sent to MHCLG.
A look at the Government's strategic approach.
Steps to help reduce the spread of infection inside buildings.
This social media-centred hobby can be both dangerous and illegal.
Millwork wall treatment with a long and illustrious history.
HSE introduces cumulative exposure calculator.
The Edwardians and their houses.
Cut off from civilian life for over 900 years.
Gaining green support from the carbon giants.
Click the button to subscribe.