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Simulation, no problem, of course we offer this service! (observations on firms who have worked to make this true)

Hand, J. and McElroy, L.B. (2002) Simulation, no problem, of course we offer this service! (observations on firms who have worked to make this true). In: Proceedings of eSim2002, The Canadian Building Simulation Conference. IBPSA.

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the practical experiences of a number of professional firms striving to use simulation to deliver information of value to their clients. It exposes issues such as limitations in existing working practices and the mismatch between language routinely used by facilitators and trainees as well as their different expectations. The paper also discusses the differences observed between incremental implementation of simulation within practices and firms who wished to "jump in at the deep end". Lastly, it addresses the dilemma of how to move simulation tools into the already busy schedules and overloaded programmes of design practices successfully.