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?
You can not guarantee any results because outside factors are not accounted for. These include topography, surroundings, and day to day events. The construction fees are a rough estimate and so do not include labor costs, simply material costs and fees.
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.?
Insight feedback can determine what specific features one should use for materials, lighting, and etc... Through adjusting these features, one can make the building more environmentally stable and friendly. Also, it can importantly eliminate costs for the owner and help reach peak efficiency.
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?
What level of detail should be included in a 4D simulation?
- Should you include all of the elements in the building model?
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?
Preliminary estimates can easily identify unreasonable ideas due to expenses or features. When architects are designing models, they have to stay within a monetary range for their clients, as well as make sure the building can run efficiently when built.