Decision making through use of interoperable simulation software

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Many building simulation computer programs, originally developed on mainframe computers for research purposes, can now run on the powerful workstation and personal computers that are available to most architectural and engineering firms. Major efforts have been underway during the last decade to compile these programs on personal computers and make them available to a wider range of building professionals. However, even with the addition of user-friendly front- and back-ends, their use is still limited to a small number of specialized consultants. Considering the tremendous benefits of informed decisions that these programs can support, it is critical to address and resolve ... continued below

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Papamichael, K.; La Porta, J. & Chauvet, H. March 1997.

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Many building simulation computer programs, originally developed on mainframe computers for research purposes, can now run on the powerful workstation and personal computers that are available to most architectural and engineering firms. Major efforts have been underway during the last decade to compile these programs on personal computers and make them available to a wider range of building professionals. However, even with the addition of user-friendly front- and back-ends, their use is still limited to a small number of specialized consultants. Considering the tremendous benefits of informed decisions that these programs can support, it is critical to address and resolve the issues that are associated with their limited acceptance. In this paper, the authors report on their research and development efforts to better understand decision-making and develop computer tools that will facilitate the use of simulation software during the building design process. They present a brief analysis of decision-making and then describe how they try to address it in building design through the development of the Building Design Advisor (BDA). Moreover, the authors elaborate on the major issues that they have encountered, discuss lessons learned, and offer recommendations for short- and long-term developments in this area.

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  • 5. international conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Prague (Czech Republic), 8-10 Sep 1997

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  • Other: DE98052704
  • Report No.: LBNL--40094
  • Report No.: CONF-970908--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 589242
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693938

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Papamichael, K.; La Porta, J. & Chauvet, H. Decision making through use of interoperable simulation software, article, March 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693938/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.