Building Physics

Building physics is the application of the principles of physics to the built environment.

It is the study of how heat, air movement, moisture, climate and light interact with a building. Building physics engineering is about understanding and controlling these areas to:

• Optimise orientation.
• Maximise passive ventilation performance.
• Control solar gain.
• Exploit thermal mass.
• Optimise façade performance.
• Maximise natural daylighting.
• Carbon reduction.
• Minimise the effects of climate change.

Ultimately, building physics engineering is about informing and influencing the design process so that the finished building provides the optimum internal environment for occupants in the most energy efficient and sustainable manner.

Key Information

  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Thermal modelling and building simulation evaluation
  • Designing to minimize the effects of climate change

MEP Design

Water Design

Fire Engineering

Environmental Services

Building Physics

Advisory and Consulting

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