Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an innovative method to seamlessly bridge communication within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction communities. The term “BIM” means Information. That information can be graphical or non-graphical and contained directly in the model or accessible through linked data stored elsewhere. The ability to integrate the design and engineering process through information contained on the documents is what separates BIM from just another drawing tool. Specifically, RENEWABLE, has integrated the following into process:

  • 3D modeling of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumping & Proccess systems
  • Integration of the 3D MEP model with architecture and structural components
  • Use of component attributes to allow for product schedule development, cost estimating and linking with shop drawing review/O&M manuals
  • Importing documents to contractors for development of 3D coordination drawings
  • Develop 3D models for coordination and collaboration

Energy . Thermal . Lightning & Airflow Simulations

RENEWABLE, with the use of CFD & SBD (Computation Fluid Dynamics & Sustainable Building Design) software, offers a wide range of simulation and building energy analysis that can improve performance of existing buildings and new building designs. Furthermore, in collaboration with educational institutions and qualified partners, the firm develops simulation models concerning special cases of systems and processes. For example:

  • Whole-building analysis (total energy consumption and carbon emissions of a building model on an annual, monthly, daily and hourly basis)
  • Thermal performance (heating and cooling loads for models and occupancy, internal gains, infiltration and equipment effects analysis)
  • Solar radiation (Visualization of incident solar radiation on windows and surfaces over any period)
  • Day-lighting (daylight factors calculation and luminance levels at any point in the model)-
  • Shadows and reflections (sun position and path relative to the model at any date, time, and location)
  • Dynamic Air Flow analysis

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