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COPE-Calc is an acoustics design program that can model the propagation of speech from one cubicle to another. It accounts for cubicle geometry, acoustical properties of materials and sound levels of background noise and speech. You can compare alternative workstation designs. The results can be displayed graphically; you can also listen to the results.
D-WARP is a decision support tool for effective planning of water main renewal. It is computer software that analyzes the historical breakage rates of water mains, projects future breakage rates, computes life-cycle costs, and generates planning scenarios. It also takes into account time-dependent effects such as climate and cathodic protection.
Daysim: Description and source code for various validated and easy-to-use daylight simulation tools to predict the annual daylight availability and artificial lighting demand in a building. The tools are based on the RADIANCE raytracing engine, the concept of daylight coefficients and the Perez sky model.
Daylight 1-2-3: Daylight 1-2-3 (former Lightswitch Wizard) is a non-expert design analysis tool that supports daylighting-related design decisions in commercial buildings during the initial design and design development stages. The tool predicts the daylighting and energy performance of sidelit and/or toplit private offices, open plan offices, and classrooms. The tool's main objective is to help design professionals with interest in - but no expert knowledge of - daylighting to develop climate-responsive daylighting design concepts; to optimize façade/ roof layout and orientation with respect to daylight and energy use; and to quantify energy savings from occupancy sensors and/or photocell controlled dimming.
FiRECAMTM : (Fire Risk Evaluation and Cost Assessment Model) is a computer program that can be used to assess the level of fire safety that is provided to the occupants in an apartment or office building by a particular fire safety design. In addition, the model can assess the associated fire costs that include capital expenditures, maintenance of the fire protection system and expected fire losses.
hygIRC 1-D: hygrothermal modeling tool is a one-dimensional state-of-the-art modelling tool that helps you predict heat and moisture transfer within the building envelope. Designed to allow changing parameters, the program simulates the hygrothermal responses of each element to changing conditions on either side of the building envelope. The software provides information about the changes in temperature and relative humidity distribution within the various layers of the 'virtual' wall assembly over time.
IBANA (Insulating Buildings Against Noise from Aircraft) is a Windows-based software that will be more accurate and easier to use than previous design procedures. Sound insulation calculations are based on the characteristics of the aircraft noise, the sound insulation ratings and the areas of the various facade elements.
Indoor Air Quality Emission Simulation Tool (IA-QUEST) - Version 1.0: The National Research Council Canada (NRC/IRC) launched a series of projects called "Consortium of Material Emissions and Indoor Air Quality Modeling (CMEIAQ)" with the overall goal of developing guidelines for indoor material selection and ventilation strategies to meet specific indoor air quality requirements. One of the major outcomes of the project was an Indoor Air Quality Emission Simulation Tool (IA-QUEST).
Lighting Quality Task Performance Software is a set of 4 software packages that were developed for the Lighting Quality Project. It includes three modules which simulate standard work-related tasks (typing, proofreading and a quality control task for objects on a conveyor belt) as well as a scheduler and a package to create and administer on-screen questionnaires.
SkyVision is a WINDOWS™-based software tool to calculate the optical and daylighting performance of various shapes and types of conventional and tubular skylights. Currently available for beta testing, the software is a useful tool whether you are a building designer or architect, skylight manufacturer or educator.
SOCRATES estimates sound transmission class, impact insulation class, and some related ISO ratings FOR gypsum board floors and floors constructed with resilient metal channels and insulating material.
SPMSoft: The SPMSoft computer program makes it possible to conveniently measure speech privacy between locations in open-plan offices.
SLAB-D develops analytical models and decision support software that will help bridge owners optimize the life cycle design and maintenance management of reinforced concrete bridge decks.
Wind-Roof Calculator on the Internet (Wind-RCI): Wind-RCI calculates roof cladding wind loads based on the 2005 National Building Code of Canada.