Module 9  - Points to Ponder

Module 9 - Points to Ponder

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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?

No, maintenance and operation of the building can only be predicted and depends on ownership and costs.

When choosing settings for each of the building performance factors, should you always choose the setting that gives the absolute lowest predicted energy use?

Not always, there is also an optimal balance between serviceability, demand, durability, energy use etc.

How can you use Insight feedback to make design choices regarding materials, lighting, PV, etc.?

By updating thermal properties.

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?

It can be used to plan deliveries, understand constructability issues, crew needs etc.

What level of detail should be included in a 4D simulation?

  • Should you include all of the elements in the building model?

A high level detail to facilitated conceptual planning.

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?

It facilitates the planning of crew productivity, identify constructability issues.

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?

The conceptual cost quantities can be used to compare against the project costs and design value engineering options considered.