Established in 1946 with offices in Dublin, Cork and Roscommon, Varming Consulting Engineers, is a multi award winning firm of ACEI Registered Consulting Engineers involved in the design and supervision of the installation of Building Services and Sustainable Design solutions for new build and refurbishment projects. Its integrated Quality, Environmental Management and Occupational Health & Safety Assurance systems are certified by the NSAI in accordance with IS EN ISO 9001/14001/OHSAS 18001.
This is an introduction to the use of Dynamic Simulation Modelling in the design process and the benefits and limitations of using BIM for early stage analysis to produce a more efficient workflow
On completion of this course the attendee will appreciate the role of sustainability and project analysis in the design process, have an understanding of the types of analysis carried out through Dynamic Simulation Modelling and be aware of the variety of interoperable computer applications to simulate and predict environmental performance.
The course looks at the types of analysis which can be carried out with Dynamic Simulation Modelling using including site optimisation, airflow modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), daylight and glare evaluation and energy analysis which informs investment appraisal and Life Cycle Costing. It then looks at how analysis tools available within the BIM environment can facilitate quicker design decisions with a discussion of the benefits and limitations of both.
Declan Alcock is Project Director at Varming Consulting Engineers where he leads the Sustainability team. He holds an MSc in Energy and Sustainable Building Design, is a Certified Passive House Designer and has 15 years' experience of Sustainability in the Built Environment with particular expertise in Dynamic Simulation Modelling. He delivers the “BIM for Sustainable Construction” module the CITA MSc in Construction Informatics.
Assessment & certification
Upon completion the participant will receive a CPD Certificate.
Who should attend
Architects, Engineers, Designers