Buro Happold Engineering’s Max Doelling features in the latest edition of IBPSA’s (InternationalBuildingPerformanceSimulationAssociation) quarterly newsletter.
The article reports on the release of the latest version of Max’s data visualisation tool, Mr Comfy. This high performance building simulation analysis produces many datasets, including hourly thermal and daylight information for an entire design year, which can be used to gain a clear understanding of projected design behaviour.
By mapping results spatially and interactively in the Rhino 5 3D modelling environment, the Mr Comfy tool links building geometry to multi domain performance and helps explore the relationship of multiple performance metrics through condensed spatial representations, e.g. thermal comfort and daylight utilisation. Already in use across several projects at BuroHappold, it has demonstrated that especially in a design centric, early stage project development context, clear spatial and geometric data analysis helps not only to understand but also to clearly communicate results to clients. This forms a perfect fit with BuroHappold’s intent to strive for intelligent simplicity and clarity in engineering.