Building Simulation & Analysis
Duration and Role: 3 months - Independent consultant project
Typology: Contemporary University Building
Location: Sheffield, England
During my time at university, I became competent in modelling using AutoCAD, Revit, IESVE and DesignBuilder. I am able to complete various building analysis using these softwares and use them daily in industry. For example:
Energy modelling using IESVE and DesignBuilder - measuring Energy Use Intensity, CO2 emissions, indoor air temperature, ventilation and much more.
Indoor daylight analysis - measuring DF (daylight factor) and illuminance
Radiation analysis - cumulative insolation on surfaces
Early stage building analysis - simulation concept forms for WWR (window to wall ratio), shading devices, orientation, HVAC system, building envelopes, glazing types, addition of Solar PV and their affect on EUI
Solar shading analysis
This project demonstrates the use of these skills in the context of a proposal building whereby I was asked to profuce simulation analysis and draw evaluations of the proposal building. I then made design suggestions based on the findings in the report.