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The Relationship between the Use of Building Performance Simulation Tools by Recent Graduate Architects and the Deficiencies in Architectural Education

Title: The Relationship between the Use of Building Performance Simulation Tools by Recent Graduate Architects and the Deficiencies in Architectural Education
Authors : Fernández Antolín, María Mar.
Del Río, José Manuel
Del Ama Gonzalo, Fernando.
González Lezcano, Roberto Alonso.
Keywords: Architectural design
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Fernandez-Antolin, M.-M.; del-Río, J.-M.; del Ama Gonzalo, F.; Gonzalez-Lezcano, R.-A. The Relationship between the Use of Building Performance Simulation Tools by Recent Graduate Architects and the Deficiencies in Architectural Education. Energies 2020, 13, 1134. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13051134
Abstract: This paper examines the actual knowledge regarding Building Performance Simulation Tools (BPSTs) of recent graduate architects in Spain. BPSTs quantify aspects of building performance that are relevant to design, construction, and operation. Recent graduate architects are those who have been awarded a first degree from a university or college and face their first professional experience. This article aims to identify the deficiencies within the current curricula of Spanish universities relating to BPSTs. The authors have surveyed 171 recent graduate architects, and the analysis of the data reveals the deficiencies in university education. Regarding the collected results, the Spanish university syllabi must undergo necessary modifications to encourage the use of simulation as a part of university training courses. The incorporation of energy simulation in such training courses can provide recent graduate architects with tools that would assist them during the design stage. The use of these tools is key in the development of innovative pedagogy-based teaching materials for the courses. In this sense, the present work aims to delve into the usage deficiencies associated with BPSTs and propose ways in which to bridge the gap between higher education and first professional experiences.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10637/14595
Rights : http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
ISSN: 1996-1073
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2020
Center : Universidad San Pablo-CEU
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