Contributions to Proceedings:
A. Mahdavi, M. E. Ilal, P. Mathew, R. Ries, G. Suter:
"Aspects of S2";
in: "Proceedings of the CAAD Futures Conference 99",
Proceedings of the CAAD Futures Conference 99. Georgia Atlanta, USA,
We present in this paper the essential aspects of the S2 system. This is the internet realization of SEMPER, an active, multi-domain, space-based, object oriented design environment for integrated building performance modeling. The key features of the S2 environment are as follows: A user can access the system regardless of the computer hardware, operating system or the location on a network; geographically distributed users can asynchronously generate a building model through the user interface; this building model can then be simultaneously evaluated with multiple simulation applications running on remote simulation servers; persistent storage is provided for project data and evaluation results ; designers using the system have access to multiple libraries that contain building information such as material data, construction types, schedules, and weather data.
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