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id caadria2010_030
authors Toth, Bianca; Robin Drogemuller and John Frazer
year 2010
title Information dependencies between architects and services engineers for early design evaluation: a framework for an energy design tool for architects
source Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Hong Kong 7-10 April 2010, pp. 313-222
summary Effective strategies for the design of efficient 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 fixed. Subsequently, a need exists for a simplified 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.
keywords Performance-based design; energy simulation; decision support; design process; information dependencies
series CAADRIA
email bianca.toth@qut.edu.au
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