Architecture Engineering & Construction
Simulation and process automation is an essential aid for construction engineers.
Our optimization-driven design technology support innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry by helping gain comprehensive insight regarding the impact of design choices on building performance, even before starting the investment.
Applications of ESTECO technology in the architecture, engineering and construction
Companies such as SWS Engineering and Research Institutes, Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and Columbia University use ESTECO technology to perform:
- bridge fatigue assessment
- air supply in buildings
- glass-steel roofing structure
- flooding protection and drainage systems
- pipe networks
- stadium design
- tensile structures and cable systems
- bridge orthotropic deck plates
- energy-efficient buildings
- railway tunnel
Featured Application of ESTECO technology in the AEC INDUSTRY
Structural engineers and computational architects at Takenaka Corporation Technical Research Institute applied optimization-driven design approach to perfect a 3D model of a steel pavilion-like office building with the aim of maximizing the connections between rooms, expanding office space and designing a stunning atrium.
The influence of eight parameters (climate, building function, orientation, age, building method, room size, window size and type of glazing) on the energy and comfort performance of the innovative Trombe wall has been investigated using modeFRONTIER analytics and visualization tools to assess the reduction or increase in energy demand for heating and cooling.
This research applies process automation and optimization technologies to develop a new integrated simulation methodology to design nZEBs in a mediterranean climate. This concept has been applied to a high-rise office building featuring photovoltaic panels integrated in the facade walls, located in the hot-dry climate of Athens, Greece.
Multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimization problem re-formulation in computational design exploration: A case of conceptual sports building design
A computational design exploration approach has been applied to an indoor sports building in Wuhan University in China. Designers combined the use of Rhino-Grasshopper with modeFRONTIER in order to optimize multi-disciplinary performance criteria related to architecture, climate (daylight, thermal and energy) and structure.