Bioclimatic Design

Past Courses: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017

Reference Books

Sketchup Tools and BIM Tools

Fall 2018, Grading

Course folders

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Sun-Earth Relationship, Angle of Incidence

Week 3 and 4: Project selection and preparation, Different Computer and manual plots, Climate Analysis and classification

Week 5: Group presentations, Use of Climate Consultant, Design Guidelines

Week 6: Materials, Massing, Orientation, Movement of the sun, Solar heat gain / Surface temperature, Building Assemblies – Net U value, Hearing / Cooling through conduction

Week 7:  Project Report (First Partial)

Week 8-9: GlazingGlazing, Lighting: Gain through radiation, Design of Glazing, Glazing control, Design of Shading strategies, Use of Solar 2

Week 10: Convection, Wind, External Pressure, Wind speed, Opening design

Week 11: Building Analysis using softwares, Use of REVIT – Building Performance Analysis (BPA), Use of Autodesk INSIGHT – Integrated design process

Week 12:  Project Report (Second Partial)

Week 12 & 13: Final project design week

Week 14: Final project review, report and presentations (final)