Research Brief: Concrete building design optimization for reduced life-cycle impacts

Chart from CSHub research brief
April 2, 2018

Decisions made in the early stages of the building design process can have a significant influence on the environmental performance and financial costs of a building. One of the best ways to discover preferable designs is to analyze and compare many different alternatives, but time and data requirements can make assessments time-consuming and difficult to perform early on. This research brief, the full title of which is "Concrete building design optimization for reduced life-cycle costs and environmental impacts," explains how combining tools such as the CSHub-developed Building Attribute to Impact Algorithm (BAIA) with optimization methods can help identify the best ranges for key design parameters. Read more.