Envenio has launched a survey to find out more about Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the role for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in building design. Respondents to the survey will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win $500 worth of EXN/Aero compute time.
"The 5-6 minute survey has been designed to collect baseline data from industry" explains Envenio's VP, Scott Walton.
"The results will enable us to better understand how BIM and CFD tools are being used, and identify new areas where they could be used" he adds. The results from the survey will be released later in the year.
Thanks to BIM and CFD technology, complicated building modeling can be digitally constructed with precise geometry and accurate information to support the project construction, fabrication, analysis and procurement activities. Both BIM and CFD have the potential to provide the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry with extensive building data resulting in a more effective design process, increased accuracy in project cost estimation, a reduction in project time, and more energy efficient structures. The survey aims to take a snapshot of BIM & CFD use and integration in 2018.
New to CFD? Here's a bit of background: CFD is a general purpose flow simulator. It computes air flows at the room level. It can be used to map 3D flow patterns, evaluate occupant thermal comfort, predict the spread of contaminants in a room, and evaluate performance of complex ventilation configurations, to name a few applications. Engineers often use CFD to explore new design ideas at low cost, or to identify problems with existing systems during retrofits.
Respondents will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win $500 worth of EXN/Aero compute time. To learn more about the cloud based, on-demand CFD platform, click here to schedule a demo.
The survey aims to find out more about BIM & CFD use in the built environment.