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From a natural lighting standpoint, the atrium envelope acts as a filter between the outdoor environment, the atrium light well and the spaces around it. On its passage through the atrium cover, a portion of the incoming daylight is directed towards the adjacent rooms and the other is...
The efficiency of circulation systems is an important subject in public buildings; and circulation, access and egress activities constitute one of the most significant problems in these buildings. The egress problems within buildings are evaluated by means of analytical or simulation models....
This paper presents the feasibility study of the implementation of a water-side economizer system in a large existing office building in Montreal, for reducing the electricity consumption and the peak electric demand for chillers in winter. The evaluation was performed by computer simulation...
The paper discusses the changes which are produced in wind pressure distribution on a flat roof when similar buildings are constructed in its neighbourhood. It is seen that parallel blocks oriented tangential to the incident wind, segregated blocks located perpendicular to the incident wind and...
Space layout planning is one of the most interesting, difficult and controversial area of computer-aided architectural design. Two major issues from the area are the topological assignment of space elements and the dimensioning of those space elements to meet certain criteria and constraints....
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