Extending IFC to support thermal comfort prediction during design

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Title: Extending IFC to support thermal comfort prediction during design
Authors: Alshehri, FawazHoare, CathalAli, UsmanShamsi, Mohammad HarisKenny, PaulO'Donnell, James
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11121
Date: 12-Jul-2019
Online since: 2019-10-08T10:51:36Z
Abstract: During the early design stage, designers often rely on general rules of thumb to make critical decisions about the geometry, construction systems and materials without fully evaluating their effects on indoor thermal environment requirements and constraints. Currently, reviewing a design’s sustainability requires designers to spend a significant amount of time manually extracting Thermal Comfort (TC) data from BIMs because of the tedious nature of this task. This paper is motivated by the absence of a standard method and a schema for extracting the necessary data for an automated TC assessment of building designs. The aim is to generate a reusable and retrievable set of Exchange Requirement’s for BIM-based BTCS to facilitate efficient data extraction and exchanges from design models using the IFC file format. Furthermore, we develop an MVD mechanism that provides a structured framework for the definition and exchange of the target data as a step towards standardisation and production of BTCS related information, the results from which contribute to a proposed MVD. The application of the MVD in building design has the potential to improve the early-stage TC assessment of design alternatives. Further, it could reduce the time required to conduct the assessment, increase the reproducibility of results, and formalises the method used.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
University College Dublin
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Department of Education of the Kingdom Saudi Arabia
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: European Council on Computing in Construction
Keywords: Building simulationLow energy buildingsThermal comfort
DOI: 10.35490/ec3.2019.203
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference for Computing in Construction
ISBN: 9781910963371
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection
Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
Energy Institute Research Collection

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