The assessment covers Ventilation Sizing and Pressure Drop calculations in the MagiCAD for Revit software package.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the standard setter and authority on building services engineering in the United Kingdom. It publishes Guidance and Codes which are internationally recognised as authoritative and sets the criteria for best practice in the profession.
Achieving the CIBSE SVA means that our customers will have the confidence that MagiCAD’s Ventilation Sizing and Pressure Drop system calculations are being performed correctly according to local UK industry guidance and standards.
The CIBSE SVA is the process of verifying specific calculation methodologies and results for a particular software platform. The categories of SVA are broken into disciplines such as ventilation and piped services.
“MagiCAD liaised with CIBSE and they in turn contacted one of our existing customers, Waldeck, to act as the impartial verification tester. The selected tester was Chartered Engineer, Luke Mitchell, who conducted the tests according to the precise instructions and a methodology set out by the CIBSE SVA. Luke not only proved that the selected MagiCAD calculations passed the tests but also enjoyed being given the opportunity to perform and show colleagues the results. We were grateful to Luke and Waldeck for taking the time and effort to undertake this process. In the end, it’s a positive result for all parties; CIBSE, MagiCAD and Waldeck,” says Rob Harmer, Technical Services Manager at MagiCAD Group Ltd. “Apart from passing a series of tests, this assessment also brings trust and reassurance between MagiCAD and our customers.”
Luke Mitchell, Chartered Mechanical Engineer, says: “The Software Verification Service doesn’t provide testing for a whole software platform. It sets out a series of tests on specific calculation sets, such as ductwork and pipework calculations. As such, this process and relationship is on-going, now that the ventilation module has been assessed, we will move onto the piping and drainage modules in the near future.”
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