Analytics via Computational Design

Improve building performance through computational analysis thinking and tools.


Conventionally, architects rely on their intuition and experience to determine building performance. This high-risk way of working must stop. Instead of relying on intuition, we must evaluate and improve our designs through computational analysis. In this course, you will learn from building performance experts how they use computational analysis thinking and tools to improve building performance.

This session was recorded at the 2020 Building Connections Congress, an AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community event.

Learning objectives

  • Understand what computational analysis and design tools are, and how they can improve the design process.
  • Identify opportunities to apply computational thinking and tools to improve building performance.
  • Have a deeper understanding of building performance by using advanced tools, and incorporating results to improve designs.
  • Know where to focus design efforts to improve building performance using computational tools.

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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
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