Impact of Building Typology on Daylight Optimization Using Building Information Modeling: Apartments in Erbil City as a Case Study

Mohammed Nadhim Majeed, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, Faris Ali Mustafa, Husein Ali Husein, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq
2019 Journal of Daylighting  
Daylight represents one of the crucial factors that affect directly on the building performance and its occupants. This study assesses the daylight performance in the multi-storey residential buildings (apartments) in Erbil city. It aims to find out the impact of building typology on daylighting quality and quantity. The endeavour of this research is to determine the optimal plan typology in providing sufficient daylight levels. A simulation method has been used with an academic licensed Revit
more » ... rchitecture 2019 with plugged insight daylight analysis as one of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools for achieving this goal. Five multi-storey residential buildings were selected as cases of study. Three types of simulation were run on each project: Illuminance, LEED, and Daylight Autonomy to achieve results. The results were analyzed and compared with daylight standards levels. The results demonstrated that the point typology is the best type of plans among all cases in terms of providing optimal daylight performance, while the double-loaded plan typology was the worst. The study concluded that the plan typology has an obvious impact on achieving daylight performance in the multi-storey residential buildings. The current research can contribute to identifying the shortcomings of daylight levels in buildings seeking to overcome it in the early phases of design.
doi:10.15627/jd.2019.17 fatcat:dycmna7m6fdxxosawhabmvyxxy