Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the questions below.)
Can you guarantee that the completed building will match the performance predicted by the analysis in its day-to-day operations?
- Why or why not?
- If it can be modeled perfectly, and even resident behavior can be predicted, then performance can be predicted by analysis.
When choosing settings for each of the building performance factors, should you always choose the setting that gives the absolute lowest predicted energy use?
How can you use Insight feedback to make design choices regarding materials, lighting, PV, etc.?
4D simulations are often used to show the construction sequence for an entire project, but shorter simulations that focus on a specific period of time are also useful.
- Can you provide examples of how a simulation that focuses on a 1 or 2 week period could be useful for planning?
- A one-week simulation can be created to share images of how the column,beam and slab will be constructed, including the sequence of rebar procedure and scaffolding.
What level of detail should be included in a 4D simulation?
- Should you include all of the elements in the building model?
- It depends on the objective, but if we want to do a 4D simulation from a perspective view, then considering a lower LOD is more effective in terms of the volume of data.
How can the feedback shown in a 4D simulation help you to optimize the project schedule?
- What are the main benefits of linking model elements to the project schedule?
How can model-based quantity takeoff improve the design process?
How can designers improve their designs using the information provided by preliminary estimates of the cost of building their design ideas?