Conference Editor

Jianshun Zhang; Edward Bogucz; Cliff Davidson; Elizabeth Krietmeyer

Keywords:

Façade design, façade performance, decision-making, decision support tool, holistic design.

Location

Syracuse, NY

Event Website

http://ibpc2018.org/

Start Date

26-9-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

26-9-2018 12:00 PM

Description

The aim of this paper is to present a tool which will support decision-makers of façade design process while giving decisions on façade parameters to consider their interactions with functional performance issues. The tool is believed to contribute the holistic design of facades which is lacking in existing literature. The functional performance aspects included in the tool are structural, fire, water related, air permeability related, thermal, moisture related, daylighting, and acoustic performances. Façade parameters that are taken as the main decision subjects within the tool are orientation, transparency ratio, façade type, window type, glazing, framing, solar control, wall configuration, finishing, and detailing. First, for each façade parameter, design options are generated to keep the tool relatively simple and comprehensible. Then, matrices having design options in rows and performance aspects in columns are established. To support the decision-making, each intersecting cell in matrices proposes a rating. The proposed rating bases on comparisons and indicates for that façade parameter how superior is that design option when compared to the others in terms of that specific performance aspect. The tool not only proposes strict ratings, but also gives prescriptions that describe how to rate the options in various environmental and/ or spatial conditions. Consequently, the tool is composed of separate rating charts (matrices) designed for each predefined façade parameter. The proposed tool is in the form of spreadsheet designed via Microsoft Office software. The information provided in the tool is based upon an extensive literature review. The tool is believed to provide insight about the entire façade performance while addressing the interactions, conflicting issues among separate performance aspects and their relationships with design decisions. Thus, it will enable the decision-makers to give the decisions in a transparent way by highlighting the compromises in design and will support the communication among stakeholders.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.14305/ibpc.2018.ms-8.02

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Sep 26th, 10:30 AM Sep 26th, 12:00 PM

A Holistic Decision Support Tool for Façade Design

Syracuse, NY

The aim of this paper is to present a tool which will support decision-makers of façade design process while giving decisions on façade parameters to consider their interactions with functional performance issues. The tool is believed to contribute the holistic design of facades which is lacking in existing literature. The functional performance aspects included in the tool are structural, fire, water related, air permeability related, thermal, moisture related, daylighting, and acoustic performances. Façade parameters that are taken as the main decision subjects within the tool are orientation, transparency ratio, façade type, window type, glazing, framing, solar control, wall configuration, finishing, and detailing. First, for each façade parameter, design options are generated to keep the tool relatively simple and comprehensible. Then, matrices having design options in rows and performance aspects in columns are established. To support the decision-making, each intersecting cell in matrices proposes a rating. The proposed rating bases on comparisons and indicates for that façade parameter how superior is that design option when compared to the others in terms of that specific performance aspect. The tool not only proposes strict ratings, but also gives prescriptions that describe how to rate the options in various environmental and/ or spatial conditions. Consequently, the tool is composed of separate rating charts (matrices) designed for each predefined façade parameter. The proposed tool is in the form of spreadsheet designed via Microsoft Office software. The information provided in the tool is based upon an extensive literature review. The tool is believed to provide insight about the entire façade performance while addressing the interactions, conflicting issues among separate performance aspects and their relationships with design decisions. Thus, it will enable the decision-makers to give the decisions in a transparent way by highlighting the compromises in design and will support the communication among stakeholders.

https://surface.syr.edu/ibpc/2018/MS8/2

 

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