There are several programs and references that can be used to calculate the proper light levels for a building. Sometimes it is hard to express the results to a building Owner or members of the design team in a meaningful way. That is when BGR Consulting Engineers will generate a computer model to help visualize the anticipated light levels. The resulting model can provide an accurate representation of a specific light fixture based on the quantity, placement, type of lamp and available daylight. Whether evaluating site lighting, exterior façade lighting, interior lighting or accent lighting BGR Consulting Engineers can provide a simulation for review. The design team can subsequently assess the views and modify the lighting design as required to achieve the desired effect. Sometimes the creation of a light model is done to determine the aesthetic effects on value engineering options.

No matter what the reasons, BGR Consulting Engineers can provide a virtual lighting model that will augment the understanding of how the lighting design interacts with and compliments a building’s design.