On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the second interactive design workshop BIM of the European research project Streamer took place. The workshop was organized by Rijnstate (Arnhem) in collaboration with the consortium partners. It was a successful day with very enthusiastic reactions from the participants afterwards.
During this workshop we shared the results of the four-year international STREAMER research into Energy Efficient Design with BIM tools. In addition, we informed participants about the resulting approach and the software tools. In doing so, opportunities were shown to save energy and costs in hospitals or care institutions, and a more effective design process was developed in the renovation and new building, thus gaining insight into international development and practical application at European level of this new knowledge.
During the workshop, DEMO demonstrated the new functionality of our software (Life Cycle Cost calculation using BIM / IFC model, energy performance, KPI dashboard). One of the innovative tools is the Early Design Configurator (EDC), developed within the RE Suite of DEMO. The EDC creates design alternatives based on a Program of Requirements (PoR) and the so-called draft rules. These design alternatives are then compared on the basis of multiple Key Performance Indicators KPIs in the Decision Support Tool (DST). Thus, in a much earlier phase of the design process, it is possible to determine which alternative delivers the optimum energy performance to the lowest investment and what are the results on Life Cycle Costing (LCC). The participants were able to practice themselves with the tools under the guidance of our software developers.
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