Arup-led team provides long-range climate forecasts to building owners, designers

Dive Brief:

  • Argos Analytics has teamed with global engineering consulting firm Arup and building physics company Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) to develop long-range climate change forecasting for building developers, owners and managers, according to Global Construction Review.
  • Customized, long-term weather report data can help designers model building performance with considerations of future climate conditions and enable developers to engineer greater levels of climate resiliency into assets at risk.
  • The technology is based on the WeatherShift program released by Arup and Argos in 2014 and offers advanced functionality including weather data related to specific locations, hypothetical emissions scenarios and time.

Dive Insight:

In the aftermath of events like Super Storm Sandy, builders and designers are looking to incorporate greater levels of resiliency into infrastructure and building construction, and simulation programs like those developed by the Argos/Arup/IES team help project owners better prepare for the threats to lifetime project value.

Investors aren’t the only stakeholders in the AEC chain where extreme weather has reached higher levels of relevance. Construction teams are also increasingly tapping into hyper-regional now-casting weather reports to reduce the risk of lightning and wind-related accidents at high-rise urban construction projects.

The Argos/Arup/IES team also offers incorporation of projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) into building simulations as part of forecasting services. 

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