Requirements for BIM-based Thermal Comfort Analysis

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Title: Requirements for BIM-based Thermal Comfort Analysis
Authors: Alshehri, FawazKenny, PaulO'Donnell, James
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Date: 1-Jan-2017
Online since: 2019-08-21T12:05:07Z
Abstract: When designing and creating a working or living space, the provision of thermal comfort for a building’s occupants remains a key objective. However, energy consumption associated with the delivery of indoor environmental conditioning in the commercial building stock is not necessarily translated into improved thermal comfort conditions. When collaborative design utilises Building Information Models (BIMs), much of the data required for thermal comfort analysis is already defined by other project stakeholders. Furthermore, mechanical equipment such as HVAC and lighting fixtures, play a major role in functional performance, resultant thermal comfort and energy consumption. Monitoring building performance and thermal comfort requires additional representative data about indoor environmental conditions and energy consumption. This paper presents a holistic review of the data and information needed for the integration of BIM with thermal comfort modelling for commercial office spaces. Thermal comfort is dependent on multiple factors such as indoor environmental conditions, user behaviour, properties of building materials, etc. For inclusion in the design process this data must first be categorised in a standardised manner. The outputs of this work contribute to a Model View Definition (MVD) for thermal comfort using the IFC standard.
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Department of Education of the Kingdom Saudi Arabia
Type of material: Conference Publication
Volume: 49
Issue: 11
Start page: 9
End page: 16
Copyright (published version): 2017 Society for Modeling & Simulation International
Keywords: BIMMVDHVACIFCBEPSAECThermal comfortThermal environmentPredicted Mean Vote (PMV)Actual Mean Vote (AMV)Adaptive coefficient
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Turrin, M., Peters, B., O’Brien, W., Stouffs, R., Dogan, T. (eds.). 2017 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
Conference Details: SimAUD 2017: Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, Toronto, Canada, 22-24 May 2017
ISBN: 9781510870185
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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