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BIM Building Design software: open source versus closed ?

October 5th, 2009 | 4 Comments | Posted in Electrical software, Energy Efficiency - building
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BIM and IFC: an opportunity for new innovative players (open source type) to enter the Building design software environment market OR a strengthening of the major players position? (closed source type?)
BIM
, Building Information Modeling: the concept
IFC
, Industry Foundation Classes: the standard

High Performance Buildings

High Performance Buildings

above picture from US National Institute of Building Science
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Power losses reduction in electrical distribution

June 29th, 2009 | 46 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution, Electrical software
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Reducing power losses by optimizing equipment locations

power-losses

 Do you realize that power losses in a electrical installation could represent up to 7 %  of the electrical consumption ?

LV cables and transformers are the most contributors to these operating losses, around 95 % as shown here below

 

 

 

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Electrical building design software

June 20th, 2009 | 27 Comments | Posted in Electrical software
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example of design in CAD

example of design in CAD

 Design Master Electrical is an electrical building design software that runs in CAD software. It integrates the drafting and calculations necessary for an electrical design.

 

 

 

 

 

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New design software for electrical installation

June 1st, 2009 | 35 Comments | Posted in Electrical software
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I have found a new electrical software on Internet: Simaris Design Basic. It is a software for electrical installation calculation: short-circuit calculations, cables sizing and protection devices choice and settings. This is a new version. I knew the old version of this software – 1.5, which is not available any more.

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Is BIM going to change Building Design ?

May 21st, 2009 | 8 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution, Electrical software
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Part 2 : Is BIM going to be the next revolution in building electrical design? (read part 1 here)

BIM concept (Building Information Modelling) is also promoted out of the US through building SMART International (formerly International alliance for Interoperability, IAI)  which recommends a data standard for BIM: IFC (Industry Foundation Classes). I heard about projects requiring BIM design in Northern Europe…

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