American Society of Civil Engineers


Concurrent Data Collection Method for Building Energy Analysis Using Project Temporary Database


by Ka-ram Kim, (Graduate student, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kwangwoon University, 447-1, Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, 139-070, Seoul, S. Korea E-mail: karamiz@kw.ac.kr) and Jung-ho Yu, (Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kwangwoon University, 447-1, Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, 139-070, Seoul, S. Korea E-mail: myazure@kw.ac.kr)
Section: Knowledge Management and Information Technology, pp. 668-677, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412329.068)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World
Abstract: In order to perform a building energy analysis (BEA), BEA engineers collect and input various required data into energy analysis software programs. This step-by-step data input procedure is somewhat tedious because it can be done only sequentially through the data input user interfaces provided by energy analysis software programs. This paper introduces a method that enables the collection of concurrent data in parallel for BEA. To that end, we first categorized the required information into three types: general, architectural, and mechanical. Then, we developed the concurrent data collection process through analyzing the sources of these three types of information. The key technology of the concurrent data collection process is project temporary database (DB). This method will enable architects and engineers involved in a building project to input their data separately but concurrently. Consequently, this method will contribute toward increasing the efficiency of the data input process, and responsible parties will potentially be cleared on the process of building energy analysis.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction management
Data collection
Energy consumption
Computer software
Buildings