Model for office building usage simulation

V. Tabak, B. Vries, de, J. Dijkstra

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This paper presents a model for office building usage simulation which is part of the research project "User Simulation of Space Utilisation". The aim of this project is to develop a model for the simulation of human movement to predict space utilisation in office buildings. The underlying model takes two main types of input: firstly the workflow of the organisation and secondly the design of the building in which the organisation is (or will be) housed. The latter refers to the spatial conditions. The model generates data about the activity the members of the organisation perform and their location in the building space for the specific time interval of the simulation run. Proceeding from these data, performance indicators can be deduced, like average/maximum walking distance per individual, time occupied per space and number of persons per space. These indicators can be used to analyse the performance of a design or can act as input for other engineering methods and models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPedestrain Evacuation Dynamics 2005, proceedings of the international conference, Vienna, September 2005
EditorsN. Waldau, P. Gattermann, H. Knoflacher, M. Schreckenberg
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-47062-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; Pedestrain Evacuation Dynamics; 2005-09-28; 2005-09-30 -
Duration: 28 Sept 200530 Sept 2005


Conferenceconference; Pedestrain Evacuation Dynamics; 2005-09-28; 2005-09-30
OtherPedestrain Evacuation Dynamics


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