YSA brings greater accountability and efficiency to cruise ship design

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YSA Design uses Revit data-driven tools and 3D BIM software to help cruise ship owners better account for surface material selection, guest flow and energy consumption.

Posted on April 22, 2022 at 3:50 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive

[By: YSA]

According to YSA Design, powerful modeling software at the forefront of land-based architecture can help cruise ship owners be more accountable for the steps they are taking to improve sustainability, material selection and inclusiveness of services. to customers.

Oslo-based interior and exterior design specialist innovates using data-driven tools from Revit and Building Information Modeling (BIM) driving digital transformation of onshore architecture for early stages ship design. The techniques will help homeowners meet new and growing social responsibilities for the environment and accessibility, while also benefiting from a return on investment, says YSA.

“The combination of Revit’s data-driven capability and 3D BIM software allows designers to more effectively model spaces for accessibility compliance and increase control over the materials used,” says Trond Sigurdsen, President, YSA Design. “Creativity in design is our calling card, but these analyzes improve efficiency from the earliest stages of design, benefiting inclusivity, hotel management and responsibility for the carbon footprint of selected materials. .”

In a first for the cruise ship market, Sigurdsen said YSA Design used the BIM-Revit design tool in a project as lead architect to improve communication with the owner and shipyard, and reinforce sustainability in the selection of surface materials taking into account the supplier, origin and recyclability. It envisions achievable levels of accountability for vessel sustainability to match terrestrial scales such as BREEAM. He described class societies as “slow in coming up with sustainable classification” and the IMO as “dragging its feet” in implementing environmentally friendly rules. commented.

YSA Design also develops population flow simulations, customer-centric energy optimization, and off-peak energy harvesting analyzes to increase the efficient use of service engineering resources.

“Basing flow studies on simulations is less expensive and risk-free. Ship designers have become familiar with these tools as a way to make spaces aboard ships accessible and eliminate bottlenecks, but exporting files from 3D Revit takes design to another level” , said Sigurdsen. “This unlocks more efficient design at the GA stage and the gains in inclusivity, logistics and operations can be significant. Design efficiency can increase revenue space, size of the cabin or the number of guests.Alternatively, an owner with a set number of guests in mind can build a smaller vessel that is accessibility compliant but less energy intensive. cruise ships is critical to the business as well as a sustainability imperative.”

YSA Design’s commitment to energy efficiency in design has already been demonstrated in its collaborative work with Ship Planner. Ship Planner has created a unique open data platform to facilitate improved performance and sustainability in hotel management. Developed with energy and engineering services company Scenso, Ship Planner uses onboard sensors to monitor hotel loads and provide actionable data to improve the efficiency of the ship’s three “life support systems”: air, water and electricity.

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