Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Understanding the Differences of Integrating Building Performance Simulation in the Architectural Education System

Christina J. Hopfe1, Veronica Soebarto2, Dru Crawley3, Rajan Rawal4
1Loughborough University, United Kingdom
2University of Adelaide, Australia
3Dru Crawley, Bentley Systems, United States
4CEPT University, India

Abstract: In order to assist tertiary architectural education institutions as well as the architecture profession in developing course material and training packages related to Building Performance Simulation (BPS), we present the outcome of a survey conducted in Australia, India, the US and the UK. The main objective of the survey was to investigate how BPS is taught at a number of different architecture schools at universities in these countries and to point out potential difficulties and barriers. Based on the survey, the paper proposes a number of recommendations and highlights opportunities for future degree schemes that develop module content and learning objectives/ outcome for teaching BPS at architectural tertiary educational institutions.
Pages: 1249 - 1256