Passive design assistant tool
Free software designed by a partnership comprising Arup, MPA The Concrete Centre and AHMM architects.
This software tool helps demonstrate the passive design principles of buildings to non-specialists, and enables key design variables such as orientation, ventilation and thermal mass to be more easily understood.
The PDA software has a straightforward and intuitive user interface and uses the simple but vey effective CIBSE Admittance Method for the thermal calculations. The key output from the tool is internal temperature and heating/cooling loads, both of which are displayed clearly and respond instantly to any changes made to the design. This encourages a ‘what if’ approach to using the tool and gives a feel for the relative significance of specific design factors such as window size/orientation, shading options, insulation levels etc.
Download the Passive Design Assistant Tool
£55.00 + VAT
This publication assists engineers in understanding the common challenges of building tall.
£30.00 + VAT
This publication summarises the material used in the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges using Eurocode 2
The buildings from 70 years of Concrete Quarterly.
This document provides information on the material and resource efficiency of concrete and masonry.
An all-you-need-to-know guide on the specification of sustainable concrete.
This guide focuses on the use of concrete at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre and its part in creating a low energy building.
This guide sets out how concrete's attributes can be used to minimise CO2 emissions.
This guide focuses on concrete and masonry housing, and presents requirements for Part L1A of the Building Regulations.
Guidance on how concrete can be used to achieve credits under the latest version of BREEAM NC:2014.
A magazine to commemorate 70 years of Concrete Quarterly.