Building Performance Analysis at Every Stage
Digitisation, innovative technologies and new construction techniques have vast potential for improving productivity and efficiency across the industry. Within the next decade, leaders heading up the Digital Built Britain strategy suggest that we’ll be totally connected. BIM will combine with the Internet of Things, advanced data analytics and the digital economy, allowing us to plan more effectively, build at a lower cost and operate more efficiently.
This is why IES is innovating within the area of simulation and performance modelling across the various stages of a building’s lifecycle and how to make it accessible to the inherently different build design and operational teams. Building Performance needs to be at the core of a Digital Design and Operation approach. The IESVE provides a single platform that can model, predict and verify performance continuously throughout a building's lifecycle.
The Digital Design & Operation Process
IES Software for Digital Design & Operation
IESVE is a fast, accurate, sub-hourly, thermal simulation suite that can model new and existing buildings of any size and complexity. For architects, engineers and contractors, the platform allows cross-team collaboration from concept design to operation. Its power embeds energy and performance assessment across the entire building lifecycle.
Unlocking the value of operational data it allows you to easily upload, understand and prepare any real building data onto one cloud platform ready for simulation and comparison in IESVE. With significant enhancements now included, the 2018 version of IES-ERGON is at the cutting-edge of digital engineering solutions for Existing Buildings.
Integrating performance analysis into the heart of the design process, IES offers an unrivalled interoperability with other CAD design and analysis tools.
- Free plugins for Revit Architecture and Revit MEP
- Import gbxml or IFC from any source into the VE for analysis
- Export gbxml from the VE for ‘round trip’
- We’re involved in driving the development of gbXML and IFC to improve the bi-directional workflow between tools
The IES BIM Navigator brings all import settings into one step-by-step workflow, facilitating import from a variety of modelling tools.
FREE to existing customers, the navigator allows geometry and data to be imported into the IESVE software via a quarantine zone for checking, healing and selection.
Once the import and simulations have been completed, design updates and/or changes to data can be merged into existing models without overwriting any pre-existing setup that has to be retained.