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Learn to use DesignBuilder from early-stage through to LEED modeling (New York City)

Big Ladder Software

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Day One Registration (Sept. 21)
Includes lunch.
Sep 21, 2017 $345.00 $0.00
Day Two Registration (Sept. 22)
Includes lunch.
Sep 22, 2017 $345.00 $0.00
Two-Day Registration
Includes lunch for each day.
Sep 22, 2017 $595.00 $0.00

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Learn to use DesignBuilder from early-stage through to LEED modeling

This workshop will teach you how to use DesignBuilder to improve productivity, enabling you to model and analyse building performance using EnergyPlus and Radiance much more quickly and efficiently. The workshop will cover the key elements of modeling from early through to detailed project stages and LEED certification. No prior learning or knowledge of DesignBuilder is required for Day 1, which will teach you how to quickly and easily create a model for early-stage analysis, test different early-stage options, and develop the model as the design evolves. Day 2 will introduce detailed HVAC modelling, show you how to quickly and easily generate ASHRAE 90.1 baseline models automatically, and showcase the new LEED capabilities. Day 2 requires attendance on Day 1 or prior experience using DesignBuilder.

Both days of the workshop will use the latest DesignBuilder software, due to be released this Fall, which includes significant new ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G automation, DAYSIM for LEED v4 daylighting credits, and a new online LEED reporting and submission tool. Free 30-day licenses will be provided, so why not come along and learn how to use these new tools and experience for yourself why so many of our customers say they would recommend DesignBuilder training to a friend or colleague.

You can choose to attend one of the two days according to your particular training requirements. Please note that Day 2 requires previous experience using DesignBuilder or attendance on Day 1.

Visit the Big Ladder website to learn more about our training workshops.

Workshop Instructor: David Cocking, DesignBuilder Software (UK) and Aaron Boranian, Big Ladder Software

 

Day 1 - DesignBuilder fundamentals and early-stage modeling

Day 1 is designed for those with no DesignBuilder experience and for existing customers who wish to brush up on the latest features. You will learn how to:

  1. Import models directly from Revit and from other BIM tools via gbXML import, and import floor plans to aid geometry creation.
  2. Quickly create and edit model geometry.
  3. Use DesignBuilder’s unique data input and management tools to vastly reduce your data input time and effort.
  4. Quickly model a variety of solar shading devices.
  5. Run steady-state heating and dynamic cooling load calculations using EnergyPlus’s accurate ASHRAE heat balance method.
  6. Run simulations and generate outputs to quantify comfort and energy performance.

 

Day 2 - DesignBuilder for detailed design and the new LEED modeling tools

Day 2 is focused on our new LEED functionality and is designed for those who have completed Day 1 or existing customers who wish to brush up on our latest features. You will learn how to:

  1. Set up an ASHRAE 90.1 proposed model “from scratch”.
  2. Gain LEED daylighting credits using new DAYSIM climate-based daylight modeling tools.
  3. Use DesignBuilder’s new LEED tools to automate the baseline building and HVAC system creation.
  4. Fine-tune and model non-predominant systems in mixed-use buildings.
  5. Data check and analyse outputs for LEED.
  6. Use the new online LEED reporting and submission tools.

 

What’s not covered by the workshop? We do not cover use of the EnergyPlus software, modification of EnergyPlus IDF data, and Compact HVAC. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I contact Big Ladder for questions?

Send us a message by clicking the "Contact the Organizer" button in the right-hand column and we will respond as soon as possible.


What are the transportation and parking options for getting to the workshop?

The Arup office is located near Wall Street in New York City. There are numerous public transportation and parking options available.


Is there a dress code for the workshop?

No.


What do I need to bring to the workshop?

You must bring your own laptop computer in order to perform the hands-on exercises. The Windows operating system is required--either as your primary system, running as a virtual machine, or using Boot Camp.

Please make sure DesignBuilder is installed on your computer. Before the workshop you will receive a complimentary 30-day license. 

 

Can I register for just one day of the workshop?

Yes. You can choose to attend either day individually according to your particular training requirements. Please note that Day 2 requires previous experience with DesignBuilder or attendance on Day 1.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?

No. It is not necessary to bring a printed ticket. As long as you have registered in advance, we will have an electronic record of your registration.


Is my registration transferrable to another person?

Yes. Please transfer your registration to the new participant before the workshop by emailing us at training@bigladdersoftware.com.


The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes. Ideally, we would prefer that you would transfer your registration to the new participant before the workshop by emailing us at training@bigladdersoftware.com.

 

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds can be issued up to two weeks before the workshop. No refunds can be given after that date.

 

Will I receive continuing education credits from attending the workshop?

Yes! We will provide printed certificates that validate the Continuing Education / Professional Development Hour credits you will earn as a result of attending the workshop.

 

Have questions about Learn to use DesignBuilder from early-stage through to LEED modeling (New York City)? Contact Big Ladder Software

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77 Water Street
Floor 5
New York, NY 10005

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:30 PM (EDT)


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