ZERO SERIES MODULE 04: OPTIMISING PERFORMANCE

ZERO SERIES MODULE 04: OPTIMISING PERFORMANCE

ZERO Carbon Design Series

OPTIMISING MATERIAL AND BUILDING PERFORMANCE IN DESIGN AND DESIGN PLATFORMS FOR MINIMISING EMBODIED CARBON I 1 Formal CPD Point
Available On Demand I 12 month expiry

This module explores:

  • Modelling early design decisions’ impact on the environmental, structural and materials performance optimisation.
  • Overview of the benefit of simulating and analysing environmental and energy performance, including carbon, information in early and concept stages of design.
  • Predicting carbon footprint via simulation and computational design tools – using cost-effective tools such as Karamba3D and the design modelling software combination of Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper. This will include live demonstrations using case-studies.
  • Predicting and minimising material waste using parametric workflows within Rhino/Grasshopper tools.
  • Platform workflows arming the designer with knowledge about the probable impacts for embodied and operational energy as the project progresses.
  • Live demonstration of Ladybug/Honeybee and Rhino/Grasshopper tools.
  • Demonstration of simple iteration/optimisation techniques.

The 7 point Zero Series or Individual modules are also available for purchase below::

All 7 ZERO SERIES MODULES I 7 CPD Points
ZERO SERIES MODULE 01 I DESIGN FOR ENERGY DEMAND REDUCTION | 1 CPD Point
ZERO SERIES MODULE 02 I DESIGN FOR OPERATIONAL CARBON | 1 CPD Point
ZERO SERIES MODULE 03 I DESIGN STRATEGIES | 1 CPD Point
ZERO SERIES MODULE 04 I 1 CPD Point
ZERO SERIES MODULE 05 I OPTIMISING PERFORMANCE | 1 CPD Point
ZERO SERIES MODULE 06 I ZERO CARBON AND LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE | 1 CPD Point
ZERO SERIES MODULE 07 I STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS - EMBODIED ENERGY | 1 CPD Point


 

Learning Outcomes

 

At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  1. Understand the value of simulating and analysing environmental and energy performance information, including carbon, in early and concept stages of design
  2. Interpret case-studies of structural and material optimisation within architectural design
  3. Demonstrate tools for environmental and energy performance modelling and optimisation
  4. Demonstrate platforms enabling access to early-stage Design carbon and material impact modelling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

 

This presentation is equivalent to 1 hour/point of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

Design: Project Briefing
1.2
Establishment, analysis and evaluation of client project requirements and objectives.
1.4
Identification of factors that may impact on client project requirements and objectives.

Design: Pre-Design
2.6
Preparation and analysis of project development options in response to project brief.

Design: Conceptual Design
3.3
Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues. 
3.4
Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards. 
3.6
Assessment of the economic impact on the project of design strategies and options.
3.7
Assessment and integration of construction systems and materials consistent with project brief. 

Design: Schematic Design
4.2
Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.
4.4
Inclusion of expertise relevant to specialists and consultants in developing the project design.
4.6
Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.
4.7
Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.

Documentation: Detailed Design
5.5
Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties.

 

NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria

 

This presentation is equivalent to 1 hour/point of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

PROJECT INITIATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN 
PC 19 Be able to identify, analyse and evaluate client project requirements and objectives using qualitative and quantitative methods and, where required by the terms of engagement, to assist cost estimators in determining project feasibility/viability.
PC 20 Be able to assess project budget and timeframe against project requirements and objectives, relevant legislation, statutory planning requirements, building codes and standards.
PC 21 Be able to apply project budgets, or work with quantity surveyor to establish project budgets, based upon understanding of cost planning, value management and factors influencing project cost relevant to the project type and scale.
PC 24 Be able to prepare and analyse project development options in response to a project brief – its objectives, budget, user intent and built purpose, risk and timeframes, including environmental sustainability considerations.
PC 29 Be able to develop and evaluate design options in terms of the heritage, cultural and community values embodied in the site, and in relation to project requirements.
PC 31: Be able to identify, analyse and integrate information relevant to environmental sustainability – such as energy and water consumption, resources depletion, waste, embodied carbon and carbon emissions – over the lifecycle of a project.
PC 33 Be able to investigate, coordinate and integrate sustainable environmental systems – including water, thermal, lighting and acoustics – in response to consultants’ advice.

DETAILED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION 
PC 39 Be able to integrate the material selection, structural and construction systems established in the conceptual design into the detailed design and documentation 
PC 41 
Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation
PC 45
Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants.

Speaker

DANIEL GIUFFRE

COFOUNDER
INTENSIVE FIELDS LAB

Daniel Guiffre is a designer, researcher, and educator who specialises in Architectural Design Technology. Daniel is currently on the Australian Institute of Architects’ Digital Technology Committee and the Co-Founder of Intensive Fields Lab. Daniel specialises in creative applications of advanced generative and computational design and fabrication technologies, using Rhino & Grasshopper tools. He pursues cross-disciplinary collaborations, where his technical and theoretical expertise enables other designers and practitioners to realise their work. 

 

Speaker

TRISTAN MORGAN

NATIONAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY LEAD: INNOVATION
COX

Tristan is the National Design Technology Innovation Lead of COX Architecture, an active member of the COX Futures Committee, COX Research Working Group, and coordinates COX National Computational Design Group. With a background in practice, teaching, and research, he is a passionate advocate for technological innovation nationally. The integration of emerging and innovative technology within practice is a key focus of his work, which is balanced against providing critical digital technology and computational support and advice to project teams.

Tristan received the WA Future Leader of the Year Design Award from the Property Council of Australia in 2019, and is a current member of the Australian Institute of Architects’ Digital Technology Committee.

 

Speaker

ROSS DONALDSON


Ross Donaldson was CEO and Chairman of Woods Bagot from 2006-2016, leading the practice to its dramatic growth internationally to become the world’s 6th largest practice in 2014 and in 2016 the 7th “Most Admired” firm (WA100), judged by its international peers. He is a champion of the imperative for sustainable development and has presented numerous lectures internationally on sustainable models for cities and their liveability. In 2008 he established a partnership with Buro Happold to develop software for designing for zero emissions. Prior to joining Woods Bagot in 2001 he had his own small practice and taught at UWA.

 

Price

Members $39
Non members $64

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