by María Beatriz Piderit, Universidad del Bio-Bio Concepcíon

The Master in Sustainable Habitat and Energy Efficiency at the University of Bio-Bio, in conjunction with the Department of Design and Theory of Architecture and Department of Construction Science, invites you to participate in the Second Edition of the “International Workshop on Advanced Simulation of Natural lighting” to be held from 16 to 18 March 2015, at CITEC: Centre for Research on Construction Technology, located at Av. Collao # 1202, Concepción, Chile.

The main objective of this course is to deliver practical knowledge to asses and monitor daylighting via simulation of three-dimensional models. This course covers the fundamentals of lighting and application of software tools for advanced simulation as Radiance and Daysim, also tools for assessing visual comfort through High Dynamic Range (HDR) photographs.

The methodology used will be theoretical and practical lessons that introduce to the main concepts, step by step exercises that will generate physical models, simulation and validation of results.

It will be held at the University of Bío-Bío, in Concepción, Chile. Av. Collao 1202. From the 18th  to 20th  march between 8:30 and 17:30.

The cost of the course is $90.000 CLP


Mehlika Inanici

Architect, Master of Science degrees both in Architecture (2001) and Building Science (1996). Ph.D. in Architecture from the Michigan University. She is Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Architecture. Researcher and teaches at the Ph.D. “Program in the Built Environment” from the Washington University, Seattle. She is specialized in environmental technology, lighting and advanced simulations and energy efficiency.

Coralie Cauwerts

Civil Engineer Architect, Doctor of Science in Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She works at the Investigation Unit Architecture and Climate at the Catholic University of Leuven, specializing in Natural Lighting. 

María Beatriz Piderit Moreno

Architect, Master of Applied Science and Doctor of Architecture from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She is the main researcher of a Fondecyt research project and a natural lighting specialist. She is also the Director of the Master’s program in Sustainable Habitat and Energy Efficiency and associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Design from the University of Bío-Bío.

Germán Molina

Engineer, MA in Engineering Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is a Natural Lighting Specialist, I+D, Heat transfer and thermodynamics, as well as the development of analytical tools for natural lighting.

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