Reference : Selection Criteria for Building Performance Simulation Tools: Contrasting Architects...
Scientific journals : Article
Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/162677
Selection Criteria for Building Performance Simulation Tools: Contrasting Architects and Engineers Needs
English
Attia, Shady mailto [Université Catholique de Louvain – UCL > Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain > Architecture et climat > 2011 >]
Hensen, Jan LM mailto [Eindhoven University of Technology > Building Technology > Building Physics and Services > 2009 >]
Beltrán, Liliana mailto [Texas A&M University > Department of Architecture > > 2011 >]
De Herde, André mailto [Université Catholique de Louvain – UCL > Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain > Architecture et climat > 2011 >]
12-Apr-2011
Journal of Building Performance Simulation
Taylor & Francis
5
3
155-169
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1940-1493
1940-1507
[en] building performance simulation ; selection criteria ; comparison ; architect ; engineer ; survey
[en] This article summarises a study undertaken to reveal potential challenges and opportunities for using building performance simulation (BPS) tools. The article reviews current trends in building simulation and outlines major criteria for BPS tool selection and evaluation based on analysing users' needs for tools capabilities and requirement specifications. The research is carried out by means of a literature review and two online surveys. The findings are based on an inter-group comparison between architects and engineers. The aim is to rank BPS tool selection criteria and compare 10 state-of-the-art BPS tools in the USA market. Five criteria are composed to stack up against theories and practices of BPS. Based on the experience gained during the survey, suggested criteria are critically reviewed and tested. The final results indicate a wide gap between architects' and engineers' priorities and tool ranking. This gap is discussed and suggestions for improvement of current tools are presented.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/162677
10.1080/19401493.2010.549573
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19401493.2010.549573#.Uu1TtD1dWRJ

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

FileCommentaryVersionSizeAccess
Open access
12_jbps_attia.pdfAuthor preprint1.4 MBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.