The Technical Possibilities of BIM for Analysis in delivering Soft Landings

Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Date: Day 2 - 12th November 2015

Theatre: Energy Management Solutions

Soft Landings framework, coupled with the government’s BIM strategy, is a “golden thread”, linking data created during design with the operational phase of buildings. To better manage buildings with a view to reducing cost and carbon, we need to better understand their design intent and how they are operated in reality. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of cost lies beyond the construction team’s involvement.

Historically, it’s been challenging to validate how buildings perform in real terms, and to compare that with the expectation that may exist at the design stage. A very simple example of this is when we compare a building’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) against its energy bills and Display Energy Certificate (DEC). This has resulted in what many refer to as a “performance gap”, but in fact the EPC does not actually reflect the building’s real energy consumption as it doesn’t take into account unregulated energy end uses, out-of-hours operation, or special functions within the building.

This advocates the use of dynamic simulation software and creation of a “design” model alongside the “compliance” model which utilises best estimates for loads, occupancy and lighting patterns etc.

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