Workshops

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We are pleased to announce that several workshops are being organized as part of SimAUD 2018. The workshops will take place in parallel sessions from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, June 04. The workshops will address the topic of simulation from a unique perspective and will offer hand-on learning opportunities on cutting edge computational approaches, workflows and tools.

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Workshops run for either 3 hours (Half Day) or 6 hours (Full Day). Each workshop has a maximum number of participants on a first-come first-serve basis, and require a minimum of 5 participants to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to non-sufficient subscriptions, participants can join one of the other workshops. Registered conference attendees will have free access to the workshops. A small fee applies to the others participants (full fee: $70 - student fee: $25). To register visit: https://goo.gl/MHNN3J. To register to one (or more) workshop only, please visit: https://goo.gl/4qyTZr. The schedule is below:

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SimAUD2018 includes three parallel TUDelft Campus-tours. The tours will take place after the pre-conference workshops on Monday 4th June, from 17.00 to 18.00. The tours are reserved to the workshops and/or conference participants. A registration to the desired tour is required. Places available are limited. The deadline for registration is the 8th of May 2018.

To register please visit this link: https://goo.gl/forms/BvLfrOI6hBAxuTCt1
The Tours are guided by Startup Science - www.startupscience.nl

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SimAUD 2018 Workshops:

01 Adaptive Second Skins (Cancelled)
02 Advanced Optimization Technology for Generative Building Design
03 Analyzing Solar and Daylighting Access in Urban Areas

04 Building Physics Modeling

05 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Uncertainty
06 Immersive Simulation Representation through Virtual Reality
07 Intuitive Design Environments through VR and Fabrication (Cancelled)
08 Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics – Designing with CFD
09 Multimaterial Robotic Assembly
10 Network Analysis Based Dynamic Urban Simulation in Grasshopper
11 Next generation Parametric Design with Packhunt.io
12 Open Collaborative Design, Simulation & Analysis Flows
13 Practical Python for Building Performance Analysis
14 Simulating Circadian Effects
15 SMART Hospital Architecture
16 Urban Interrelationalism (Cancelled)

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Image credit: Tom Wiscombe, Emergent Architecture

02 Advanced Optimization Technology for Generative Building Design
Alberto Clarich
ESTECO
Full Day - Min: 5 participants - Max: 20 participants

The objective of this 6-hour workshop is to demonstrate to architecture and civil engineering students, researchers and practitioners familiar with digital design tools, the – still unexplored – potential of combining optimization technology in building and architectural modeling. Participants will hear about successful applications from the AEC industries and will have the chance to try the leading multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) platform modeFRONTIER, being guided by ESTECO experts providing training, tips and advices.

Requirements:
Participants may follow the hands-on training bringing their own laptops (Windows, Linux or Mac OS). They will receive instructions about how to download modeFRONTIER software and get a demo license in advance. They will need to have GrassHopper and Rhino version 5 already installed on their laptop, including some plugins (Ladybug, Honeybee, EnergyPlus 8-4-0 and Karamba; details will be provided by email). In case the software are not available, the participant can follow anyway the live demo, and work on the other hands-on using only modeFRONTIER.

Bio:
Alberto Clarich received his PhD in “Innovative Parameterisation and Optimisation Methodologies in Aeronautic Field”, University of Trieste (2003), in collaboration with Dassault Aviation, having a background as Mechanical Engineer. He has published several articles in journals and conference proceedings, in Multi-Disciplinary Optimization field. Since 2004 he is working at ESTECO as Optimization expert, and from 2010 he is Manager of Engineering Service & Support Department of ESTECO.

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03 Analyzing Solar and Daylighting Access in Urban Areas
Raphaël Compagnon and Christina Chatzipoulka
Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et d'Architecture de Fribourg
Half Day - Min: 4 participants - Max: 12 participants

This workshop will introduce a new method we have developed recently in order to quantify solar and daylight access over buildings’ envelopes or open public spaces located in dense urban areas. The method is based on two types of images called “multishading masks” and “effective envelope area pictures” which are two different ways of mapping over stereographic projections the visibility between buildings’ envelope or the open spaces and the sky vault. These images can be used in two ways, either for visual assessment or to obtain a series of numeric performance indicators (e.g. sky view factor, solar irradiance, sunlight exposure duration) that can serve to compare various urban masterplans. An online demonstration tool is available here: https://phybat.heia-fr.ch/ibic/

Requirements:
Our tools are running on the LINUX operating system. A few days before the workshop, we will provide the registered participants with a virtual LINUX machine (Ubuntu) with our tools already preinstalled and with the instructions to install it on their laptops using virtual box software (http://www.virtualbox.org). A knowledge of the basic LINUX commands is absolutely required to follow the workshop. Alternatively, for those participants already familiar with LINUX, we will provide detailed instructions to install our tools, which are distributed as open sources.

Bios
Raphaël Compagnon MSc in Physics at EPFL in 1986 and PhD in Technical Sciences while attached at the Laboratoire d’Energie Solaire et de Physique du Bâtiment (LESO-PB) in 1993. Visiting research associate at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies (Cambridge, UK) in 1997. Since then, prof. of building physics and sustainable development at the School of Engineering and Architecture in Fribourg, Switzerland. Associate member of the Passive and Low Energy Architecture organization (PLEA).

Christina is an architect with specialisation on environmental design of buildings and neighbourhoods. She holds a PhD from the University of Kent (UK) and a Master degree from Cardiff University (UK). Her doctoral research has been published in several international journals and conferences. She has a four-year teaching experience in architecture schools and is an Associate Fellow in the British Higher Education Academy. Her latest post was that of the main researcher in the INDALUX project at the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg (Switzerland).

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04 Building Physics Modeling
Ruud Börger
COMSOL BV
Half Day - Min: 10 participants - Max: unlimited

Learn to accelerate your research through the power of modeling with COMSOL® Multiphysics. In this workshop, you will be guided through the basics of simulation, and set up your own model with help from a tutor. We start at an introductory level, leading attendees through the essential steps needed in all analyses (geometry creation, meshing techniques, model setup, postprocessing, etc). No background knowledge on numerical analysis is needed. The covered topics include mechanical analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow (CFD), electromagnetics, acoustics, and more. A free trial version of COMSOL® Multiphysics is included.

Requirements:
Windows 7 or newer, Linux, and Mac OS. Make sure you have installation rights on your computer. Request a trial version via ruud@comsol.com in advance!

Bio
Ruud Börger received his MSc. in Physics from Groningen University. Before joining COMSOL, he worked for Philips as a Design Engineer. He has over ten years of numerical modeling experience.

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05 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Uncertainty
Parag Rastogi
arbnco / SNSF
Half Day - Min: 5 participants - Max: 20 participants

This workshop will introduce participants to (some) theory and application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in simulation from the perspective of practitioners. Specifically, we will use weather inputs as an example to demonstrate approaches and discuss their interpretations. The examples and discussion will be based in the world of building energy simulation, though the presenter will steal from other fields without shame. This workshop is aimed at motivating practitioners and researchers to systematise their thinking about uncertain factors and decision-making under uncertainty. We will use a black-box model, since running an energy simulation in real time will be impractical for the demonstration and practicum.

Requirements:
Laptops, any OS, other instructions on workshop wiki

Bio
Parag Rastogi is a building scientist with a background in civil engineering. He received a PhD from EPFL (Switzerland) and Bachelors and Masters degrees from Purdue University (USA). He is the lead building physicist at arbnco, an innovative building simulation company based in Glasgow, UK. He is also a visiting scientist at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and RIKEN-AIP Institute in Tokyo, Japan. His research focusses on integrating modern statistics, data analysis, and AI-inspired methods in understanding simulated and measured data from the built environment, particularly for uncertainty-aware decision-making in the built environment, climate-related risk, well-being in buildings, optimising renovation recommendations, etc.

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06 Immersive Simulation Representation through Virtual Reality
Amber Bartosh
Syracuse University
Full Day - Min: 5 participants - Max: 20 participants

This workshop investigates the capacity of virtual reality (VR) to facilitate the communication and understanding of the quantifiable information generated through design simulation and analysis. It will introduce participants to VR as a representation tool, demonstrate how virtual environments are generated, and invite participants to collectively build a virtual environment which includes 3-dimensional data representations of their own design. The virtual model will be built at an urban scale and focus on representing analysis data critical to an urban metabolism including but not limited to daylighting, temperature variation, resource allocation, demographic distribution and zoning. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants (and later conference attendees) will be able to virtually walk through the city and interactively engage with the overlapping layers of data representation that they have created. It is expected that participants will recognize how VR design environments can stimulate comprehension of quantifiable data and support the discovery of novel relationships between interrelated data and its physical setting that are critical to urban planning and decision-making.

Requirements
All participants will need a laptop with modeling software of their preference with the capacity to export model files as a .fbx file. Windows and Mac laptops will be supported. Participants may choose to install freely available gaming engine software on their laptops prior to the workshop but this is not requisite for participation.

Bio
Amber Bartosh is a LEED-accredited architect and interior designer who has designed and managed award-winning projects in the United States, China, Kuwait, and the U.A.E. She received her B.A. in Art and Architecture from Rice University and her M.Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Amber is currently an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture, a Syracuse Center of Excellence Faculty Fellow, and co-director of the Interactive Design and Visualization Lab (IDVL). Her work focuses on the architectural application of emergent materials through physical prototyping and advanced visualization technologies including virtual reality simulation.

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08 Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics – Designing with CFD
Angelos Chronis
Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Half Day - Min: 3 participants - Max: 20 participants

The Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics workshop aims to introduce a performance-driven design methodology, through exploring the ideas of shape optimization and iterative simulation feedback. The workshop will look into the morphogenetic potential of fluids, based on the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations and Computational Design processes. Working with a real world scenario and objective and through analyzing the context and data of the given site, participants will be asked to use introductory level parametric geometry and simulation tools to explore the effects of their design on the airflow and ventilation of the building.

Requirements
Laptops with Windows 7 or above are required

Bio
Angelos Chronis is a PhD Candidate (Marie-Curie Fellow) at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, as a member of the Innochain Marie-Curie ITN network. Previously he has been working as an Associate for the Applied Research + Development group at Foster + Partners. His main research interest lies in the integration of simulation, optimization and performance drive in the design and fabrication process with an expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) while he also works across other fields including virtual & augmented reality, interactive installations, 3D scanning, spatial analysis and parametric design.

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09 Multimaterial Robotic Assembly
Sina Mostafavi, Henriette Bier, Benjamin Kemper and Yu-Chou Chiang
TU Delft
Full Day - Min: 4 participants - Max: 12 participants

The workshop starts with an introduction to robotic building and design to robotic production methods. Participants will learn basics of inverse kinematic simulation and parametric toolpath generation. Both subtractive and additive methods of robotic production will be explained and the goal is to produce physical prototype using a hard material such as Expanded Polystyrene and soft material such as silicon to be robotically 3D printed. Moreover, in order to bridge the two processes , 3D scanning of subtractively produced components shall be applied that updates the additive production toolpath. The workshop includes hands-on experience of robotic programming and production and the results are physical prototypes.

Requirements
Familiarity with digital and parametric modeling is recommended but not required. The studio will include hands on experiments for which required tools and equipment will be provided. Participants may bring their laptop with software installed before the workshop starts. Before the workshop starts, participants will receive installation package.

Bios
Sina Mostafavi is a practicing architect, researcher, and educator with expertise in design computation and architectural robotics. Has practiced since 2007, he is the founder of studio SETUParchitecture. Since 2011 he is a PhD researcher at TU Delft and in 2013 he co-initiated Robotic Building lab at Hyperbody, where he is currently a senior researcher and lab manager. He is teaching design studios at Delft and Dessau Institute of Architecture. He has published and presented internationally such as in eCAADe, AA-London, ACADIA, Rob|Arch, Paris-Malaquais, and work by him are exhibited in multiple galleries such as V2 Rotterdam and Centre Pompidou.

After graduating in architecture (1998) from the Technical University Karlsruhe, Henriette Bier has worked with Morphosis (1999-2001) on internationally relevant projects in the US and Europe. She has taught digitally-driven design (2002-2003) at universities in EU and since 2004 she mainly teaches and researches at the Technical University Delft (TUD) with focus on computational design and robotics in architecture. She finalised her PhD in 2008 and founded later the Robotic Building group at TUD. 2016 she has been appointed associate professor and 2017 visiting professor at Dessau Institute of Architecture in Germany. More recently she cofounded the international network Adaptive Environments with its publication platform in the Springer Book Series Adaptive Environments.

Benjamin Kemper most recently finished his master degree in robotic building (MSc) at TU Delft , where he also worked as a robotic workshop assistant, collaborating with DIA Dessau (Bauhaus). He earned his bachelor degree (BA) in architecture at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Early in his academic career, Benjamin gained prototyping and manufacturing experience through several major architectural 1:1 installations and prototypes. He frequently experiments with 3D printing, 6 axis robotic milling, cutting, and printing, 3 axis CNC milling, laser cutting, and machine hacking. His latest research focuses on merging parametric modeling and computer graphic imagery into tangible prototypes.

Yu-Chou Chiang is a PhD researcher at TU Delft developing strategies for Design-to-Robotic-Production (D2RP). He has an engineering background and worked as educator and researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University. Since 2017, he works on a PhD with focus on mobile build-on-demand D2RP and assembly involving human-robot collaboration.

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10 Network analysis based dynamic urban simulation in Grasshopper
Reinhard Koenig, Martin Bielik and Sven Schneider
Bauhaus-Universtiy Weimar, and Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Full Day - Min: 10 participants - Max: 25 participants

After a general introduction to spatial analysis methods, you learn in this workshop how to use components from the DeCodingSpaces-Toolkit in Rhino/GH for the quantitative analysis of urban space. Based on these analyses we implement a basic urban development simulation for a case study city. The presented DeCodingSpaces-Toolbox for Grasshopper is a collection of analytical and generative components for algorithmic architectural and urban planning. The toolbox is free software released by the Computational Planning Group (CPlan). It integrates established urban analysis methods, extend them with new features and introduces new methods for the analysis and synthesis of urban morphology.

Requirements
Participants need to bring their own laptops (Windows) with Rhino 5/Grasshopper (there is a free 90 days test version you can use https://www.rhino3d.com/download ). In addition you need to install the DeCodingSpaces-Toolbox: http://decodingspaces-toolbox.org/

Bios
Reinhard is Junior-Professor for Computational Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar and Principal Scientist at the Center for Energy at the Smart and Resilient Cities competence unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna. In addition, he acts as Co-PI in the Big Data Informed Urban Design group at the Future Cities Lab (FCL) at the Singapore ETH Centre. His current research interests are applicability of multi-criteria optimization techniques for planning synthesis, cognitive design computing and correlations of computed measures of spatial configurations with human cognition and usage of space.

Martin is a research assistant at the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany and co-founder of the DecodingSpaces GbR. He graduated in architecture and urban planning in 2011 at the Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology. Since 2012, he worked as lecturer and researcher at the Bauhaus University Weimar. His main research interest is computational analysis and simulation of urban systems and application of these methods in planning process. As associate investigator at Emerging Cities Lab in Addis Ababa, he positions his research in context of rapid urbanization.

Sven is a lecturer and researcher in the field of architectural planning support systems. He is interim professor for the chair of computer science in architecture at the Bauhaus-University Weimar and founding partner of DecodingSpaces GbR. He studied applied computer science at TU-Chemnitz and graduated in architecture at the TU-Dresden and BU-Weimar. He completed his PhD in 2016 on the topic of automated spatial layout design from a user-perspective. His main research interests lie in the development of measures for evaluating the built environment and generative methods for supporting the design process.

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11 Next generation parametric design with Packhunt.io
Jeroen Coenders and Anke Rolvink
White Lioness Technologies
Full Day - Min: 1 participant - Max: 20 participants

The workshop aims to explore next generation parametric design by experimenting with a novel cloud-based parametric platform called Packhunt.io (http://www.packhunt.io). The participants will go through a series of lectures, discussions and small hands-on modelling exercises to explore the possibilities of next generation parametric design to model and use design knowledge. Next generation parametric design is a novel means to start modelling design knowledge for (amongst others) conceptual design processes. If parametric design can take over the laborious tasks (‘the sweat’) the intelligence and the creativity of the engineer or designer remains. This workshop aims to experiment with this novel approach to find out how far the boundary can be moved.

Requirements
Participants will receive a 3 month demo license for Packhunt.io and will need to bring Rhino / Grasshopper on their own laptop.

Bios
Jeroen Coenders is CEO and co-founder of White Lioness technologies, a start-up which develops Packhunt.io (http://www.packhunt.io), a next generation parametric platform which (amongst others) can be used to sell (parametric) products online, to design products and projects and to facilitate collaboration. This platform is currently applied in many different industries and sectors such as eyewear, sportswear, medical, jewellery, fashion, but recently also the AEC. Prior to White Lioness, Jeroen has founded the computational discipline within Arup Amsterdam and coordinated virtual design for Europe in Europe. He has been deeply involved in projects such as NSP Arnhem station and the Guangzhou tower.

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12 Open Collaborative Design, Simulation & Analysis Flows
Dimitrie Stefanescu1, Paul Poinet2and Giovanni Betti3
1 UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
2 Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA)
3 HENN Architects
Full Day - Min: 3 participants - Max: 10 participants

This workshop, based on the Speckle Design Data Exchange Protocol developed at UCL within the InnoChain H2020 programme, aims to stage a high frequency iterative digital design workflow between several "simulated" stakeholders roles in an architectural office: design, analysis and simulation (optionally, based on number and interest of participants) reporting. In short, the goal of this workshop is to prototype a truly open, concurrent and integrative design process through meaningful dialogue between design and analysis, engineers and architects. By coupling these roles in an active real time dialogue, we aim to reduce some of the friction traditionally associated with the design process and prototype a truly open design process.

Requirements
Attendees are required to bring their own laptops with Rhino, Grasshoper and (optionally) Excel or any other spreadsheet software.

Dimitrie Stefanescuis a Marie Curie Fellow (ESR) at The Bartlett UCL working on open data communication protocols for the AEC and Design industries with the aim of empowering an integrative and curated design process.

Paul Poinet is a Marie Curie Fellow (ESR) at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), researching on Multi-Scalar Modelling for building design, aiming at improving design workflows during both early and late design stages.

Giovanni Betti is the Head of the Performance Based Design Team at HENN Architects in Berlin. His work spans across architectural and engineering disciplines. He has considerable experience of producing outstanding, concept-driven award-winning architectural projects in Germany, UK and overseas.

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13 Practical Python for Building Performance Analysis
Clayton Miller
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Half Day - Min: 1 participant - Max: 50 participants

This workshop empowers building simulation and analysis experts to process and visualize large amounts of data using the Python programming language. We will cover the basics of Python, the Pandas data analysis library, and the Jupyter platform. We will process data sets from real building-related analysis scenarios on the participants' laptops. This workshop serves as a starting point for a lifetime of happiness using Python.

Requirements
We will use the Microsoft Jupyter Notebook cloud platform which is free and needs no installation.

Bio
Dr. Clayton Miller is an Asst. Professor at the National University of Singapore where he leads the Building and Urban Data Science (BUDS) Lab. He is a researcher/engineer/architect/data scientist with a professional identity crisis who promotes the joys of using Python for processing and visualising spatial and temporal data from the built environment. He loves to spread the good news on how to use Python, Pandas, and the Jupyter platform for data analytics and reproducible research.

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14 Simulating Circadian Effects
Siobhan Rockcastle1, Marilyne Andersen1, Martine Knoop2, Aicha Diakite2, Frederic Rudawski2 and Jon Sargent3
1OCULIGHT dynamics, 2TU Berlin and 3Solemma

Organized into 3 sessions, this workshop will provide a theoretical and practical introduction to measurement, modelling and simulation for the non-image forming (NIF) effects of light in buildings. The first session, offered by Martine Knoop, Aicha Diakite, and Frederic Rudawski from the TU Berlin, will present spatially resolved spectral sky measurements and new techniques for developing spectral sky models to appropriately characterize daylight. The second session, taught by Jon Sargent from Solemna, will introduce ALFA - Adaptive Lighting for Alertness - a lighting design software providing physically accurate simulations of spectral lighting in architectural and non-architectural environments. In the third session, Marilyne Andersen and Siobhan Rockcastle from OCULIGHT dynamics will present OCUVIS, a web-based tool for visualizing building-scale simulation results for non-visual as well as visual performance.

Requirements
There are no specific space requirements for this workshop, but attendees will be given instructions on how to download any necessary tools and plugins ahead of time so that they may follow along on their own laptops.

Bios
Siobhan Rockcastle is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Baker Lighting Lab at the University of Oregon. Her expertise connects architectural design with building performance simulation and experimental research. Siobhan recently co-founded OCULIGHT dynamics, a daylight consulting company offering specialized simulation workflows for human-centric light performance. Her research explores the impacts of daylight on human emotion, relying on user experiments to derive prediction models for simulation-based methods of analysis. She has a B.Arch from Cornell, a SMArhcS from MIT, and a PhD in Architecture and Science of the City from the EPFL.

Marilyne Andersen is a Full Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Dean of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Head of the LIPID Lab at EPFL. She a recent co-founder of OCULIGHT dynamics and has been working at the interface between architecture, physics, and engineering throughout her academic and consulting career. She works on a wide range of subjects, including visual and thermal comfort, tools for early stage design, circadian photoreception and health, and advanced facade technologies for daylight redistribution. Marilyne has a M.Sc in Physics and a PhD in Building Physics from EPFL. Before joining the faculty at EPFL, she was an Assistant, then Associate Professor tenure-track at MIT.

Martine Knoop is Lecturer at of the Chair of Lighting Technology, Technische Universität Berlin. She is responsible for research and education on indoor lighting, daylighting and colorimetry. Before taking up her assignment at the TU Berlin, she was a senior application specialist of Philips Lighting, the Netherlands and part-time visiting professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her current research focuses on the unique characteristics of daylight responsible for the user preference for this light source, to promote and improve daylight design, as well as to develop new adaptive electric lighting solutions, to enhance user well-being and performance in indoor spaces.

Aicha Diakite is a researcher and lighting engineer working in the field of daylighting, sustainable urban planning and environmental modelling. She is currently working at the Chair of Lighting Technology at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB). Her doctoral research proposes new spectral sky models to enable the integration of daylighting strategies into the design of urban structures that support people’s well-being. Aicha received several awards for her work including the H.-J.-Helwig-Prize 2014 by the German Society of Lighting Technology, the Hans-Peter-Willumeit-Award by the Center of Human-Machine Systems and the Clara-von-Simson-Prize honoring women in science and engineering by the TUB.

Frederic Rudawski has been working as an undergraduate assistant at the Chair of Lighting Technology, Technical University of Berlin since 2014. He is currently writing his diploma thesis “Determination and representation of spectral and spatial distribution of daylight in interiors”, addressing the issue of daylight measurement methods with aspects to non-image forming effects. He has assisted in a variety of research projects at the Chair of Lighting Technology and has developed a number of analysis programs for different measurement stations.

Jon is an architectural designer and software developer based in San Francisco. As VP of Product for Solemma, Jon creates tools that help architects and consultants evaluate the daylight performance of their projects. His areas of focus include daylight simulation workflows, circadian lighting, and data visualization. Prior to working full time at Solemma, Jon worked as a designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York and San Francisco, where he applied data-driven methodologies to a number of award-winning international projects. Jon holds an M.Arch with distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

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15 SMART Hospital Architecture, the development of a data driven simulation model
Johan van der Zwart1, Tor Åsmund Evjen, Domique Brodbeck2 and Nirit Pilosof3
1 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
2 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
3 Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Half Day - Min: 15 participants - Max: 60 participants

The workshop SMART Hospital architecture connects mapping movement based on administrative patient data and tracking devices to (BIM) and human behaviour simulation. Based on a blueprint for an Activity Based Building Simulation Model, this colloquium explores the boundaries of this approach. The blueprint (presentation 1) is a theoretical framework that connects actual on-going hospital’s logistics flows (patients, professionals, equipment) to BIM. The first step in this blueprint is mapping the actual flows based on real-time tracking devices and visualizing these flows in BIM (presentation 2). In addition, understanding patient flows based on the patient records gives insight in the movement between departments of patients following their path of cure (presentation 3). The last step is how this kind of data also can be used for simulations of architectural layouts in connection to the way people with their behavioural intentions use the physical environment (presentation 4). The purpose of the simulations is to make the built hospital infrastructure of future facilities more efficient, but also to optimize processes in current facilities. Also the consequences of architectural layouts on patient and work flows can be made visible, as well as the impact of changes in the amount of patients, deviations in time and patient mix. Besides presenting the state of the art of research, this colloquium also seeks coalitions to further develop this approach. All presenters are involved in a joint EU Horizon 2020 COST Action proposal related to this topic with several other universities and research institutes in Europe.

Requirements
None

Bios
Johan van der Zwart studied Architecture (MSc) and Real Estate Management (PhD) at Delft University of Technology and Healthcare Management (MSc) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His PhD thesis ‘Building for a Better Hospital’ investigates the planning and decision process of 15 Dutch Hospitals. His MSc thesis Healthcare Management ‘Smart Hospital Architecture’ searches for organizational performance indicators to measure outcomes of healthcare process simulations in a virtual architectural environment. He works now as University Lector and Researcher Architecture & Health at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim.

Dominique Brodbeck is professor for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), as well as founding partner of the company Macrofocus GmbH. His activities focus on how to extract meaningful information from large amounts of complex data, and how to make it accessible to humans in a useable way. He works in the areas of data visualization, computational information design, visual analytics, and advanced user interfaces. Dominique Brodbeck has a PhD in Physics from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and holds an Executive MBA in Management of Technology from EPFL/HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.

Nirit Putievsky Pilosof is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Her Ph.D. focuses on Evaluation of Hospital Design Strategies for Future Change. Nirit holds a Post-Professional Masters of Architecture from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a B.Arch and B.Sc in Architecture, with first class honors, from the Israeli branch of the University of Wales. Nirit practiced architecture as a team leader at various architecture firms in Israel and Canada, specializing in hospital design, public buildings and residential housing, as well as teaching as an architectural studio instructor.

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