The current default construction waste factors are out of date. At least 3 standards/rating schemes have recently published average construction waste factors to be used to calculate A5 impacts. These should be integrated into eTool.
We should add a set of quality checks to templates within the library environment. This would help with template validation and improve consistency of templates in the library.
Excel report summarizing material assumptions (recycling rate, eol, maintenance, etc.) with the references that are linked to each assumptions. Possibly add a column with the template(s) said material is in to help the user.
Using the contingency and uncertainty factors referenced in RICS v2 applied at template and EPD/material level to automate a data quality assessment
This was a key feature that is no longer available. For compliance with EN15978 (LCA must be repeatable) we need the report back.
As an eTool administrator, it would be very useful to be able to add public tags to templates so that our users are able to filter them out accordingly. This could also be useful to users if they could add private tags at an org level so that they can create & filter templates according […]
Able to compare material impacts from different regions, which would allow users to decide for the best supplier option or make better informed decisions.
Currently, when cloning a scenario tree, it is replicated within the existing structure. It would be great to have the capability to clone the entire scenario tree into a specified structure and into another user’s account (similar to the process of cloning a single model). It is required for one of the projects that I […]
Once a project has multiple scenarios completed, updating a clarified quantity or fixing a mistake takes far too long since it must be repeated in each scenario individually. This increases a source of errors and is a simple repetitive process. Including a button in the template that has been changed / added which gives the […]
It could be useful to be able to search through only validated templates in the library when trying to identify the most appropriate template.
Reporting template following the requirements of the Credit Form: LEED v4 BD+C: Core and Shell, Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction credit.
It would be useful for some software users to be able to create product EPDs in eTool.
We need more electric construction equipment options, including simple electricity consumption during construction. It is becoming more common to have electrical equipment and grid connection to site, and the phasing out of diesel generators.
As a user I’d like to like specify the subcategories where EPDs will go into a design. At the moment EPD categorisation is only at the major category level (level 1). For example, instead of allocation an EPD to Superstructure, I’d like to be more specific and choose subcateries like Internal Walls.
It would be handy to be able to delete every template assigned to a given function at once – e.g. when deleting a function, given the option of deleting all templates instead of applying them to a different function.