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Information dependencies between architects and services engineers for early design evaluation : a framework for an energy design tool for architects

Toth, Bianca, Drogemuller, Robin, & Frazer, John H. (2010) Information dependencies between architects and services engineers for early design evaluation : a framework for an energy design tool for architects. In New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2010, Association for Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Research in Asia (CAADRIA), pp. 313-322.

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Abstract

Effective strategies for the design of effi cient and environmentally sensitive buildings require a close collaboration between architects and engineers in the design of the building shell and environmental control systems at the outset of projects. However, it is often not practical for engineers to be involved early on in the design process. It is therefore essential that architects be able to perform preliminary energy analyses to evaluate their proposed designs prior to the major building characteristics becoming fi xed. Subsequently, a need exists for a simplifi ed energy design tool for architects. This paper discusses the limitations of existing analysis software in supporting early design explorations and proposes a framework for the development of a tool that provides decision support by permitting architects to quickly assess the performance of design alternatives.

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ID Code: 40266
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Performanced Based Design, Energy Simulation, Decision Support, Design Process, Information Dependencies
ISBN: 978-988-19026-1-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 CAADRIA.
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2011 12:18
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:46

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