A process in which analytical modeling software utilizes the BIM design authoring model so to determine the behavior of a given lighting system. This can also include artificial (indoor and outdoor) and natural (daylighting and solar shading) lighting. Based on this analysis further development and refinement of the lighting design takes place to create effective, efficient, and constructible lighting systems. The application of this analysis tool allows for performance simulations that can significantly improve the design, and performance of the facility’s lighting over its lifecycle.

Potential Value:
  • Save time and cost on creating extra models
  • Easier transition BIM authoring tools allowing new firms implementing this use model
  • Improve specialized expertise and services offered by the design firm
  • Achieve optimum efficient design solutions by applying various rigorous analyses
  • Faster return on investment with applying audit and analysis tools for lighting analyses
  • Improve the quality of the design analyses
  • Reduce the cycle time of the design analyses
Resources Required:
  • Design Authoring Tools
  • Lighting Analysis tools and software
  • Design standards and codes
  • Adequate hardware for running software
Team Competencies Required:
  • Ability to create, manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D Lighting Model
  • Ability to assess a model through engineering analysis tools
  • Lighting expertise
Proces diagram:
A flowchart depicting the BIM use “”Lighting Analysis”