#21 BUILDING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Description:

A process that measures how a building’s performance compares to the specified design. This includes how the mechanical system operates and how much energy a building uses. Other aspects of this analysis include, but are not limited to, ventilated facade studies, lighting analysis, internal and external CFD airflow, and solar analysis.

Potential Value:
  • Ensure building is operating to specified design and sustainable standards
  • Identify opportunities to modify system operations to improve performance
  • Create a “what if” scenario and change different materials throughout the building to show better or worse performance conditions
Resources Required:
  • Building Systems Analysis Software (Energy, Lighting, Mechanical, Other)
Team Competencies Required:
  • Ability to understand and manipulate CMMS and building control systems with Record Model
  • Ability to understand typical equipment operation and maintenance practices
  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D Model
Proces diagram:
A flowchart depicting the BIM use “Building Systems Analysis”