1. Original building form
2. Recommended building form based on evaluation and analysis
Node logic in the new evaluator nodes
The custom nodes were created to measure and report the Construction Cost and the Cumulative Insolation of our building form to evaluate them and get the minimum values in each of both.
I include the inputs mentioned above in the custom node created in module 5 to get our Construction Cost and the Cumulative Insulation from each iteration by creating two individual nodes inside of the Main Evaluation Node (Figure 4).
The first node evaluates the construction cost of the proposed building by comparing the different costs along with the tower, which consider the higher cost at the top and the lowest cost at the bottom.
The second node computes the cumulative insolation value.
Summary table (created in Excel)
The above table shows that the 120’ in the Base Radius and the 75’ in the Mid Radius combination minimizes the construction cost and the cumulative Insulation from our building.