Daniel Diaz
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Daniel Diaz

Journal Entry For
Module 6 - Evaluate Your Alternatives
Created By
Daniel Diaz
Property
Related to 120C/220C Students - Spring 2022 (1) (Related to Design Journal Entries | Winter 2022 (Linked Student))

Building Form

1. Original building form

Figure 1. Original Building Form
Figure 1. Original Building Form

2. Recommended building form based on evaluation and analysis

Figure 2. Recommended Building Form
Figure 2. Recommended Building Form

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.

Figure 3. Construction Cost and Solar Analysis Inputs
Figure 3. Construction Cost and Solar Analysis Inputs

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).

Figure 4. Main Node
Figure 4. Main Node

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.

Figure 5. Construction Cost
Figure 5. Construction Cost

The second node computes the cumulative insolation value.

Figure 6. Solar Analysis
Figure 6. Solar Analysis

Summary table (created in Excel)

Figure 7. Summary Table
Figure 7. Summary Table

Descriptions

Figure 8. Single-Objective Optimization scheme
Figure 8. Single-Objective Optimization scheme

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.