08 March 2018

What is Building Comfort Analysis?

During the design phase of a building construction project, many assessments take place for a whole host of mechanical and electrical engineering purposes. As part of this entire process, a building comfort analysis is conducted using the 3D virtualization platform that is building information modelling.

This assessment is conducted by m & e engineers in order to take all of the known variables into account and make the building in question as comfortable as it can be for the people who use it. These variables include many aspects including:

Typical local external weather conditions
What type of activity workers are likely to perform in the building
How the building is heated and cooled during normal operation
Seasonal fluctuations in temperature

Thermal Comfort

At J.V.Tierney & Co., we adhere to a strict set of criteria when making this assessment of a building project. These parameters include not only the average temperature and air quality inside the building, but also what can be considered to be conditions classed as ‘overheating’.

The assessment also considers the amount of time working temperature will exceed what is considered to be the ‘comfort threshold’, the absolute worst case scenario of severity of heat on any given day, setting an acceptable temperature limit and lastly, the maximum temperature allowable in room before it is deemed as overheating.

Sustainable Design

Those buildings equipped with energy saving features must not only perform their primary role in using less resources, but during the 3D modelling phase, it must be designed to ensure the thermal comfort of its occupants. This is a complicated subject, but one that our team of designers and electrical and mechanical engineers are well versed in.

If you would like to find out more or would like some assistance with your building project, visit their website www.jvtierney.ie or call their Dublin HQ on 01 421 4900.