Building Modelling and Simulation

Building Modelling and Simulation


In order to test and optimise the effectiveness of design solutions in meeting project criteria, AESG utilises dynamic simulation software. Use of these advanced modelling techniques at the very onset of the design process helps to enhance comfort parameters and assess both passive and active design measures. Utilising parametric modelling for design rationalisation, considering architectural and materiality aspects as well as building systems, provides quantifiable enhancements to the ultimate building performance.

Through the utilisation of a range of software, including Rhino (grasshopper; ladybug; honeybee etc.) and IES-VE, AESG are able to help inform design from the pre-concept massing and orientation through the design development to construction documentation. Dynamic simulations can assess both external and internal performance, from an occupant comfort and energy efficiency perspective.

At AESG our experts in the UK work closely with project teams to optimise designs, deliver beyond client expectations by consistently demonstrating the operational cost savings and improved occupant comfort levels to clients through this process. AESG’s consistent approach to design team integration and use of dynamic software solutions allows for rapid response to model outputs and integration within the design at the optimum moment.

Our Services include:
  • Facade rationalisation
  • Thermal modelling
  • Daylight and glare modelling, including right to light assessment
  • Internal and external climatic analysis, including wind simulation, shading studies and UTCI assessment
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)