Module 9: Points to Ponder

Andrea Coto
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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?

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, lightning, 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?

Simulations that focus on a 1-2 weeks period might help stakeholders to visualize what elements need to be done within that period of time, and to plan ahead for some unexpected delays. For example, planners could consider weather changes within a period of time to detect potential delays or to move tasks around so the project timeline is not affected.

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

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

I think this really depends on the goal of the 4D simulation, and it could consider elements at a very high level or detailed elements. When creating a 4D simulation, one should consider who the audience will be and what the best way to present the simulation is.

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?

The main benefit that linking model elements to the project schedule is that we can visualize step-by-step before any element is built, so we can keep track on the progress and make changes directly on 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?