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Lars HagstrømLars Hagstrøm
Department Manager
+45 2723 6015
Lars.Hagstrom@grontmij.dk
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We create custom made tools to solve your specific project challenges 

Grontmij Architectural Engineering is constantly developing parametric modelling tools that seamlessly evaluate architectural models with various simulation tools. This enables us to integrate technical simulation programs as dynamic design tools from the earliest project stages. Creating a feedback loop where the simulation results show the design consequences in the model straight away, we are able to provide you with generative geometry guidelines and test several optimization solutions at a time. As an example the parametric tools allow us to deliver extremely precise energy calculations even for the most complex geometry, because the data transmission is much more accurate compared to the conventional methods. This means we are able to show you in your model exactly how to align the design with the energy demands.

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Energy calculations in a dynamic model
In order to improve our services throughout the integrated design process, we developed a dynamic tool to evaluate the consequences of the building geometry.
This enabled us to provide adjustment guidelines for the new cruise ship terminal buildings that give a more efficient use of materials, according to functions and energy consumption.

Having designed a dynamic 3D-model that connects the energy calculation programme Be10 with the parametric tool Grasshopper, we can measure the impact of different design alternatives. All building components are dynamically integrated into Be10, which means changes to the individual components immediately show in the Be10 calculation results. In this case variations of the façade height and glazing area influenced the roof angles and thereby the solar radiation through the skylights.
With the consequent change of the total surface area, there is a profound impact on the energy calculation.

 

 

Fire _escape _routes

Mapping fire escape routes in the 3D-model
We have developed a dynamic design tool that helps to quickly organize complex layouts of large public buildings where fire escape is a serious design parameter.
The tool calculates the shortest path to any given fire exit and evaluates numerous design options. The escape routes are displayed graphically directly in the 3d model and results are delivered faster and with higher precision compared to the traditional manual calculation method using compass and ruler.

 

 

P-Hus -Optimering _LAO_Rapport _DTU-19

Designing efficient parking areas
We have developed a parametric design tool, which enables you to achieve the highest possible number of parking spaces per square meter according to any specific layout, while keeping construction costs to a minimum.

The tool enables us to help investigate different solutions based on variable design parameters such as space ratio, geometry and circulation layouts. Conjointly we minimise costs and construction time by reducing the number of structural elements and floor to floor heights.

Especially with irregular shaped floor areas we can create comparable design scenarios much faster, compared to traditional manual drafting by trial and error.
An optimization like this has great benefits when designing multi storey parking or basements.

P-Hus -Optimering _LAO_Rapport _DTU-20

 

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