Integrated Optimal CLT Building Design Considering Energy Performance and Structural Performance
This research proposed a method to conduct optimal CLT building design, which has minimum CLT usage and minimum operating energy consumption. This is a multidisciplinary research pushing the boundary of current definition of optimal design for each disciplinary to another level. With the developing of Building information modeling and automized simulation-optimization technology, the design of building will evolve to an interdisciplinary design in this decade, and this research demonstrate the benefit and application of integrated design. This research will also be the first research applied structural optimization to CLT design in Canada. Demonstrating the outcomes of proposed methodology, the partner organization can establish its position in the industry.