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IBPSA Australasia - Brisbane Events
Tue. 28 March 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEST
IBPSA Australasia Seminar Series 2017
Brisbane, 28 March 2017, 5:30 (6 PM start) – 7:00 PM
Please join IBPSA-Australasia at our first building simulation seminar of 2017 at Aurecon Brisbane, Level 14, 32 Turbot Street.
A $5 entry charge at the door to cover cost of refreshments
Guest Speakers and Presentations:
Bianca Toth, Woods Bagot
Bianca is currently Digital Design Leader at Woods Bagot Brisbane, specialising in the use of parametric modelling software for integrating environmental and programmatic requirements into architectural design. Prior to this, she was a lecturer and researcher at QUT where her work focused on the use of environmental simulation during the early design process to provide feedback on building performance during critical stages of decision-making. She will be presenting recent projects from Woods Bagot that incorporate simulation into the design process, along with a current development initiative for a customisable building performance application that she is working on in collaboration with colleagues globally.
Resilient HVAC Design
Nicki Parker, AECOM
Nicki is a Principal Consultant at AECOM with over 10 years in Building Physics and Sustainability consulting. She has in-depth knowledge of applying complex principles to practical sustainable design which is a key quality which provides value to clients and promotes repeat business.
Nicki will discuss AIRAH’s approach to Resilient HVAC Design, and how the industry can use future climate projections to understand how buildings will perform throughout their intended design life. By considering peak loads, energy consumption and thermal comfort, the interaction of climate variability and building performance will be reviewed, ensuring that the spaces we design today remain comfortable and efficient in the future.
Early Stage Simulation – Friend or Foe?
Quentin Jackson, Aurecon
Quentin is a Sustainable Design Leader at Aurecon with extensive experience in green ratings, and has helped develop many of the tools currently in use in both New Zealand and Australia. He has a passion for working with diverse teams to deliver projects that achieve practical sustainable outcomes without costing the earth (both environmentally and financially)!
All too often Environmental Modellers are reticent to undertake modelling at an early stage of a design – instead opting for a “meet the building code” approach. This results in missing the greatest opportunity for impact early on in a project, with decisions about fenestration location, shading typologies etc being bedded in very quickly without any investigation through modelling. Given we know as modellers that building performance simulation is an abstraction of reality, what is our aversion to just getting on with it and providing modelled advice to our clients? Quentin will discuss some examples of successes and missed opportunities where modelling has been used to develop a building and support the design teams decisions.