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Title: Using BIM capabilities to improve existing building energy modelling practices
Authors: Gerrish, Tristan
Ruikar, Kirti
Cook, Malcolm J.
Johnson, Mark
Phillip, Mark
Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Building Energy Modelling (BEM)
Design and development
Information exchange
Level of Development
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Emerald
Citation: GERRISH, T. ...et al., 2017. Using BIM capabilities to improve existing building energy modelling practices. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24(2), pp. 190-208.
Abstract: Purpose - This paper presents a review of the implications Building Information Modelling (BIM) is having on the building energy performance modelling (BEM) and design of buildings. It addresses the issues surrounding exchange of information throughout the design process, and where BIM may be useful in contributing to effective design progression and information availability. Design/methodology/approach - Through review of current design procedures and examination of the concurrency between architectural and thermophysical design modelling, a procedure for in- formation generation relevant to design stakeholders is created, and applied to a high-performance building project currently under development. Findings - The extents of information key to the successful design of a buildings energy performance in relation to its architectural objectives are given, with indication of the Level of Development (LOD) required at each stage of the design process. Practical Implications - BIM offers an extensible medium for parametric information storage, and its implementation in design development suggests the capability for inclusion of building performance data integration. The extent of information required for accurate BEM at stages of a building’s design is defined to assist comprehensive recording of performance information in a BIM environment. Originality/value - This paper contributes to the discussion around the integration of concurrent design procedures and a Common Data Environment (CDE). It presents a framework for the creation and dissemination of information during design, exemplifies this on a real building project and evaluates the barriers experienced in successful implementation.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Emerald under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: This research was funded by the EPSRC and sponsors BuroHappold Engineering
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/ECAM-11-2015-0181
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20464
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-11-2015-0181
ISSN: 1365-232X
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