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Building Physics

Building physics determines how a building interacts with its environment in terms of energy, heat, light, sound, air movement and moisture.

Understanding building physics is an essential part of the design process in any new build or refurbishment project to ensure that a building performs as expected after construction and handover. It is an important part of the overall design process to ensure capital and operating costs remain low, whilst creating a sustainable and healthy building environment for its occupants.

Using modelling software such as IES and Building Designer, we can enhance our building services designs throughout the various design stages and processes by assessing the feasibility of various design concepts and predicting the performance and compliance of completed buildings through:

• Energy modelling and analysis, to test strategies and demonstrate compliance
• Heat transfer calculations - for example, to optimise thermal stores
• Daylight calculations, including accurately rendered images of the building