Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Applicability of a Newly Developed Revit Add-in for Architects and Urban Designers When Doing Daylight Study from Early Stages to the End of Architectural/Urban Design
KTH. (Digitalization)
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Including daylighting strategies from early to the end in the building and urban design process is crucial when it comes to the compliance of environmental certification systems or when the aim is to simply create an interior or exterior space with sufficient access to natural light while still thermally comfortable. Therefore, in this paper, we are going to introduce and discuss a new tool that is an add-in for Autodesk Revit and newly developed by the authors to help architects or urban designers/planners to evaluate daylight condition of exterior or interior spaces by calculating different daylight metrics in different design stages. Since, in a BIM model, most of the information that is needed for daylight analysis are already included in the model, lots of time and human errors can be reduced, if there is a possibility to make direct communication between the BIM model and Radiance that is a physically valid lighting and daylighting simulation software and works as the main calculation core for doing different types of daylight simulations in this add-in. Thus, by saving time and minimizing the mistakes and associated problems when exporting the model for analysis directly from Revit to Radiance and importing the results vice versa, this new add-in makes its users free from using any other third- party software. All in all, the main goal of this add-in is to work as a supportive decision-making tool for those dealing with indoor or outdoor quantity and quality of daylight and its associate threats during architectural design process. Moreover, its results can be used for other assessments such as when doing a thermal comfort analyses or electrical energy consumption in a building. Therefore, it can be helpful for architects, urban designers/planners, and engineers in their everyday works.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 2019. , p. 9
Series
Proceedings of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, ISSN 2522-2708 ; 16
Keywords [en]
Digitalization, Daylight Analysis, Revit, Add-in, Radiance, Daysim, BIM
National Category
Architecture
Research subject
Architecture, Architectural Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-262021ISBN: 978-1-7750520-1-2 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-262021DiVA, id: diva2:1360447
Conference
Building Simulation 2019
Note

QC 20191014

Available from: 2019-10-13 Created: 2019-10-13 Last updated: 2019-10-14Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1004 kB)65 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1004 kBChecksum SHA-512
2aec8785d831d2660b4e8f6413a9d387f6973c5e28efcf40afea10bca91c4ca7fb657e2af0492cc1d8757931ca065db9f6ef00376516cba25456a3841157db58
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Conference webpage

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ashtari, Elmira
By organisation
KTH
Architecture

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 65 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 230 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf