SmartBuildingAnalyser: A parametric early-stage analysis tool for multi-objective building design

James Ramsden, Trevor Keeling, Paul Shepherd, Andrew Shea, Shrikant Sharma

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This paper introduces SmartBuildingAnalyser (SBA), a set of components developed for Grasshopper to support rapid parametric design at early stages in the project lifecycle of building design. SBA is demonstrated on two projects to optimise a design for daylighting and for occupant productivity. Development of SBA is strongly governed by the needs of practising engineers and has been developed in such an environment where the challenges of industry workflows are acknowledged. These projects demonstrate some early usefulness of SBA in discovering Pareto optimal designs and visualising data sets, and the potential benefits of SBA are expected to grow with continued work on developing the user interface and in linking further analysis engines.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2015
EventCIBSE Technical Symposium - UK, London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 201517 Apr 2015


ConferenceCIBSE Technical Symposium
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


  • Parametric Design
  • Pareto Front
  • Building Optimisation
  • Computational Tool
  • Grasshopper


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