Envenio launches BIM and CFD Survey
Engineering software developer, Envenio, has launched an online BIM (Building Information Modeling) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Survey. The 5-6 minute survey has been designed to collect baseline data directly from industry, and aims to find out more about BIM and the role for CFD in building design and HVAC system optimization. "The results will enable us to better understand how BIM and CFD tools are being used, and identify new areas where they could be used" says Scott Walton, VP of Envenio.
Respondents will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win $500 worth of compute time on Envenio's cloud hosted, on-demand CFD platform EXN/Aero.
Advances in both BIM and CFD technology have enabled complicated building models to be digitally constructed with precise geometry and accurate information to support the project construction, fabrication, analysis and procurement activities. Mapping 3D flow patterns, evaluating occupant thermal comfort, and predicting contaminant dispersion are just some of the reasons more and more in the built environment have been turning to CFD as a general purpose flow simulator, and engineers are using CFD to trial new design ideas at low cost or to identify problems with existing systems during retrofits. The survey will ask questions about existing BIM and CFD use, identifying current attitudes and perceptions, training and usability issues, and costs.
Results from the survey will be shared in September.
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