DesignBuilder Training We offer a variety of training courses

DesignBuilder Training Courses

DesignBuilder training courses are a great way to learn best-practice use of the software from the experts. Courses are suitable for new and experienced users alike. Note that our courses include short-term DesignBuilder Software licences for all attendees, allowing completion of the training prior to purchasing the software.

Upcoming courses

Courses are modular – generally you may attend any one or more modules. For the last three modules it is assumed that you have an understanding of the 3D modelling and simulation aspects of DesignBuilder.

Date Location Description
25 & 26 October 2021 Online live DesignBuilder 3D Modelling
This first module is the introduction to the DesignBuilder interface, with a focus on model geometry information input and drawing models. The first and second modules are taken together, offering SACAP CPD (2 points) and ECSA CPD (2 points) taken together.
27 & 28 October 2021 Online live DesignBuilder Simulation
This training module focuses on running EnergyPlus simulations and extracting data from DesignBuilder. The first and second modules are taken together, offering SACAP CPD (2 points) and ECSA CPD (2 points) taken together.
29 October 2021 Online live Using DesignBuilder for SANS 10400 XA
This training module demonstrates how DesignBuilder is used to determine whether a building complies with the SANS 10400-XA standard by following the building energy modelling route. SACAP CPD (1 point), ECSA CPD (1 point).
2 & 3 November 2021 Online live DesignBuilder HVAC
This training module demonstrates how DesignBuilder is used to model modern HVAC systems at the component detail level. ECSA CPD (1 point).
4 & 5 November 2021 Online live DesignBuilder Advanced Topics
This training module explores additional powerful modules and calculation functionality within the software. The module is structured such that the three most popular topics will be covered: (1) CFD (2) Natural Ventilation and (3) Thermal Comfort.

Registration

To register for the upcoming training course, please download and complete a registration form and return the completed form to

Costs

Online live training

R 2 760.00 (incl. VAT) per person per module, including a short-term DesignBuilder Software licence. Package discounts are offered:

  • R 6 900.00 (incl. VAT) per person for three modules.
  • R 9 200.00 (incl. VAT) per person for four modules.
  • R 11 040.00 (incl. VAT) per person for five modules.
Students in relevant fields receive a 50 % discount on the fees stated above, on provision of proof of registration at their academic institution.

In-person training

R 3 450.00 (incl. VAT) per person per module, including a short-term DesignBuilder Software licence and lunches. Package discounts are offered:

  • R 8 625.00 (incl. VAT) per person for three modules (three days).
  • R 11 500.00 (incl. VAT) per person for four modules (four days).
  • R 13 800.00 (incl. VAT) per person for five modules (five days).
(No student discount is offered for in-person training.)

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