Capita Symonds Ltd.
St. charles community Hospital
London, United Kingdom
this newly refurbished three-story healthcare facility will provide primary
care and local community services with facilities specializing in injuries,
dental surgeries, podiatry treatment, x-ray imaging, GP surgeries, and a new
renal dialysis facility. The building is of significant architectural interest but
with limited interior services space.
The primary goal of the project was to use natural ventilation in the building
to enable a low-energy, sustainable solution that complied with U.K.
building regulations. A 3D model of the building was constructed using
Hevacomp’s CAD input program. An analysis of overheating was conducted
using Hevacomp’s Design Simulation package to determine the frequency of
overheating, which turned out to be a significant problem and justified the
need for mechanical cooling in some areas.
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Dewberry – Peoria
Moline Police Facility
Moline, Illinois, United States
this new police headquarters will provide the city of Moline, ill., and its police
department with an energy-efficient, LEED-certified, and secure facility that
can adapt to future growth and serve as the anchor building for the municipal
district. Land has been conserved by accommodating police vehicles, firing
range, and service needs on the basement level, including a vehicular ramp as
part of the design.
Working entirely in MicroStation and TriForma to produce the model and then
generate photorealistic renderings and animations reduced the team’s effort
and allowed time to explore various concepts. With the images, the team was
able to not only limit the number of required meetings with the client, but also
take weeks out of the preliminary design process.