Modelling sustainable and optimal solutions for building services integration in early architectural design: confronting the software and professional interoperability deficit

Toth, B, Fernando, R, Salim, F, Drongemuller, R, Burry, J, Burry, M and Frazer, J 2009, 'Modelling sustainable and optimal solutions for building services integration in early architectural design: confronting the software and professional interoperability deficit', in L. Fennessy, R. Kerr, G. Melles, C. Thong & E. Wright (ed.) Cumulus 38º South: Hemispheric shifts across learning, teaching and research, Melbourne, Australia, November 12 - 14, 2009, pp. 1-13.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Modelling sustainable and optimal solutions for building services integration in early architectural design: confronting the software and professional interoperability deficit
Author(s) Toth, B
Fernando, R
Salim, F
Drongemuller, R
Burry, J
Burry, M
Frazer, J
Year 2009
Conference name Cumulus 38º South
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates November 12 - 14, 2009
Proceedings title Cumulus 38º South: Hemispheric shifts across learning, teaching and research
Editor(s) L. Fennessy, R. Kerr, G. Melles, C. Thong & E. Wright
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Abstract Decisions made in the earliest stage of architectural design have the greatest impact on the construction, lifecycle cost and environmental footprint of buildings. Yet the building services, one of the largest contributors to cost, complexity, and environmental impact, are rarely considered as an influence on the design at this crucial stage. In order for efficient and environmentally sensitive built environment outcomes to be achieved, a closer collaboration between architects and services engineers is required at the outset of projects. However, in practice, there are a variety of obstacles impeding this transition towards an integrated design approach. This paper firstly presents a critical review of the existing barriers to multidisciplinary design. It then examines current examples of best practice in the building industry to highlight the collaborative strategies being employed and their benefits to the design process. Finally, it discusses a case study project to identify directions for further research.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Keyword(s) building services
decisions
integration
multidisciplinary
design modelling
ISBN 9781921426520
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