Building planners and designers have long faced the challenge of harmonizing architectural designs with technical building services. In any project, this challenge presents itself from start to finish, from the earliest design phases to the building's commissioning. This challenge is commonly addressed by integrated planning teams, with resources that include simulation software, which can help achieve the following:
Normally, numerous different types of simulations have to be carried out for each building, to cover a diverse range of areas and aspects. Some issues call for iterative use of different (software) programs, while others can be addressed with a single program.
Building simulations can be used for planning both new buildings and renovations. In the following, we describe the power of the planning tools we use.