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Monday, August 10, 2009

Modelling for Analysis - Digital 210 King - The Sustainable Design Toolbox [LEED][Building Performance Analysis]

Oh 2D, how i loathe your simplistic line weights and dearth of usable information. Every day the BIM Boom gets larger and larger. I'm fascinated by how all of this new technology is being used in more and more ways. As you sit there with your black DOS like screen, drawing lines, circles and arcs all day, please consider the amount of electrical energy you waste in that tedious process. Maybe, someday, you'll be sitting in the building below and there will be electrodes hooked up to your various body parts measuring the amount of energy you're using.

On the other hand, this stuff is getting really cool.

The post:

I recently met Azam Khan, a Senior Research Scientist at Autodesk who made me aware of an exciting project to model the Autodesk Toronto office at 210 King Street and embed a sensor network to validate analysis. The reason for this is to have a Building Information Model of an existing building and real usage data that can be made available as a valuable resource for modelling and simulation research.

You can follow progress and download the Revit models from the website:

Digital 210 King

Modelling for Analysis - Digital 210 King - The Sustainable Design Toolbox


Working with the CIMS Lab at Carleton University and Faro Technologies, we are developing a digital model of our offices in Toronto using Building Information Modeling (BIM). We hope that this model becomes a valuable resource to a community of simulation and modeling researchers.

A central motivation to our work is to foster change from sustainability as an abstract discourse to quantifiable codes and practices. To promote accelerated progress in this field, we are launching a new symposium under the SCS SpringSim multiconference in collaboration with ACM SIGSIM called the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design and we will provide the Digital 210 King model to this community. More information will be coming soon...

Over the course of 2009, we will be developing this project website were the Digital 210 King data will be published and related projects will be posted.

Faro TechnologiesCIMS Lab


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