Building Performance Computing

Building Performance Computing provides an introduction to computational methods and applications for building performance assessment. This course introduces thermal and visual modelling fundamentals of building performance simulation.
Topics include: modeling and design, overview of thermal and visual simulation methods,
introduction to the application of computational building simulation tools for thermal and visual
performance assessment, case studies and assignments on the application of simulation in building
design and operation.
Specifically, an appropriate 3D modelling environment along with its visual scripting plugin are
used as a basis for development of energy and daylighting models. To this end, the course deploys
plugins toward climate analysis and generation of models for detailed building performance
simulation exercises.

Course ID
ARUD 344
Credit Hours

1. Understanding the scientific fundamentals and engineering methods in the course subject. 2. Ability to construct models of the relevant phenomena and processes (in building performance computing) and map those models to specific tasks.
3. Identification and evaluation of the technical quality and thermal performance characteristics of building designs.
4. Apply given information to generate innovative design of new solution.
5. Demonstrate effective information acquisition.
6. Awareness of the appropriate technical issues and solutions.
7. System problem definition and problem solving.
8. Demonstrate effective verbal, visual and written communication in the engineering/technology area.
9. Present complex facts and design procedures and judgements to a group of equal to- or less qualified individuals.