One of the defining features of eToolLCD is our unique template system. Our ever growing library contains 1000’s of construction templates applicable to all kinds of building and infrastructure projects being built across the globe. The template approach ensures:
- Repeatable results and consistancy
- More consistent, accurate and comparable assessments
- Geographically more relevant
- Continual improvement in accuracy
- A deeper understanding of construction make-ups and hotspots
Templates can contain high levels of detail, inputs and assumptions, work that is not only fully referenced and transparent but shared across the entire eTool community to utilise, adapt and improve on
You will almost always find a template that matches or is close to matching your specifications however, the templates are fully adaptible, users can clone and adjust templates to make the required updates. These can then get added to the library for the rest of the eTool community to use so, every project gets completed in eToolLCD makes LCA quicker and easier for the next project!
Each template will include any number of materials, people and equipment entries with each individual entry having pre-selected LCA variables.
These are combined into complex whole make-ups such as the below, curtain walling insulated spandral panel:
The user inputs the area of the panel in their project and the tempalte system autoamtically calculates the capping, mullions, transoms, fixing brackets, framing, glazing and insulation based on the proportions used to build the original tempalte.
So, users simply need to match their construction specification to the corresponding template and populate the approriate areas/quantities. This means that complex LCA models containing 100s of material entries can be built quickly from only a small number of basic inputs (floor area, wall area, roof area etc).
Hear what some of our users say about our template system.
“eToolLCDs prebuilt templates made it relatively easy to build up the baseline LCA model and then quickly compare different design options”
Ben Carr, AECOM
“The software works well, and the predefined templates that are selected to describe each building element align well to the architectural specifications.”
Anthony, ADW Developments
“The template approach to etooLCD software means that the initial process of formulating a baseline model is relatively quick, so time can be focussed on assessing options and recommendations.”
Peter, CHB Sustainability
For a detailed demonstration of our template system check out this video from our support pages.