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Proceedings of eSim 2010: 6th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, CONSULTANCY-BASED TEACHING MODEL: POTENTIALS AND LIMITATIONS

Patrick P. Charles, Charles R. Thomas

Abstract: The paper is a reflection on the content and delivery method of an introductory building performance simulation (BPS) course. In this case it is the only exposure to BPS a student (architecture or engineering) will receive while at school. The authors examine the outcome of a multidisciplinary teaching setup that instituted a designer-consultant-like collaboration between an architecture design studio and a course with both BPS and data acquisition (DA) content. Participants' surveys are analyzed to cast light on the potentials and limitations of this consultancy-based teaching model. The authors also speculate on two potential roles within architecture offices for these graduates who know just the basics of building simulation: the role of BPS consumer and the role of triage-ist, both defined in the following.
Pages: 109 - 116
Paper:
esim2010_4B1_109_116