Ecotect Presentation9182011


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  • Building Information Modeling UAB School of Engineering Submitted By: Linda T. Bartlett
  • Ecotect Presentation9182011

    1. 1. Ecotect A 3 D Building Analysis toolA
    2. 2. What is Ecotect <ul><li>A definition-It is a 3D building analysis program by Autodesk </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Andrew Marsh ‘s PhD Thesis at University of Western Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Created several years ago </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why was it Developed, Who uses it? <ul><li>Developed to assist architects with a particular emphasis on creating energy efficient, sustainable design </li></ul><ul><li>Grown to become the leading application for analyzing building performance </li></ul><ul><li>Architect’s analyze many aspects of building performance </li></ul><ul><li>For architect’s and other design professionals Ecotect offers a diverse suite of tools for assessing aspects of design exposure, thermal performance, acoustics, lighting and shading </li></ul>
    4. 4. How does Ecotect work? <ul><li>The Ecotect model is relatively simple and unrefined, it can be used to provide valuable information during schematic design phase of projects </li></ul><ul><li>It has the ability to import climate data files, confirm longitude & Latitude, time zones </li></ul><ul><li>The software can perform thermal, ventilation and wind calculations </li></ul><ul><li>The software can be used to geographically locate and orient the site of project, and weather impact on building </li></ul>
    5. 5. How Ecotect works (continued) <ul><li>The software converts weather data, summer and winter solstice, spring equinox, shading design data,sunrise,solar noon and sunset data into model. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides 3D stereographic sun paths diagram onto the model </li></ul><ul><li>Contains management functions allow date and time orientation/re-orientation as if standing on the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Provides overshadowing of adjacent properties </li></ul><ul><li>Zone management to look outside shadow, and shading test points. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Features of Ecotect <ul><li>Ecotect allows input of thermal simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Allows impact of air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed </li></ul><ul><li>Allow wind directional analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotect allows the use of data bases which diffusion irradiation is observed </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotect allows for direct irradiation, cloud cover and rainfall </li></ul>
    7. 7. Advantages of Ecotect by Autodesk <ul><li>Architects are better empowered to make decisions regarding matters </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a holistic approach towards building design </li></ul><ul><li>More energy efficient buildings and green approach </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a more sustainable approach toward development </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change and dimensional resources addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Significant impact on design & construction built environment </li></ul>
    8. 8. Advantages of Ecotect(continued) <ul><li>Building design professionals no longer rely on generic applications </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rules of thumb” for design energy efficient buildings a thing of the past </li></ul><ul><li>Updates and transfers of data can take place seamlessly in applications </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants who work at the end of the design phase can model 3D </li></ul><ul><li>The “just make it work somehow” attitude is replaced with a cutting edge 3D modeling tool </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time, money and resources for designers, engineers, contractors, </li></ul><ul><li>owners </li></ul>
    9. 9. Prepared By: Dr.Linda Bartlett Engineering Partner <ul><li>Presented to Snaffey Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Date : September 18, 2011 </li></ul>
    10. 10. Questions?