Module 9

Submitted For
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?

No, Because the model incorporate several assumptions which might not be true during the day-to-day operation of the building.

It is also difficult to account for every variable in the real world in to the model.

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

No, lowest energy setting comes with a price. We have to be able to balance cost vs energy.

We want to make sure what our client need is and if they are willing to go the extra mile to save energy in the future and spend a lot in capital investment.

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?

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?

This preliminary estimates can be used to asses if the total cost is with in budget or not and to identify in which area we are spending most and help us optimize our cost.