Version 5.4 Build 01

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.4 Build 0103:

(hot fix for 5.4.0102 - released February 2020)

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.4, Build 0103, released in February 2020:

General Changes

  1. Export Reports : all of the Project reports exportable from the File menu are not calculating area and height correctly when the project is using the Imperial units system.
  2. Export Reports : when exporting reports for projects that are stored in a synchronized folder (e.g., OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, Box), an exception may be encountered when the files being written to are actively being synchronized.

 


 

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.4 Build 0102:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.4, Build 0102, released in February 2020:

General Changes

  1. Check for Updates is not working as of 17 July 2019 was caused by a web server upgrade that changed the FTP user account naming convention.
  2. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Assemblies : An exception may be encountered when changing between SI and Imperial units on all 3 CLT assemblies (Floors, Roofs, Walls). This is due to the maximum value property not being correctly updated when the units are changed. For instance, if the entered span is 10 m and the maximum permitted value is 10 m, when the units are changed from SI to Imperial, the span is correctly updated to be 32.8 ft, but the maximum permitted value remains at 10 (e.g., 10 ft).
  3. Project - Right Click menu : After creating a new Project record but before adding any assemblies or operating energy to the project, the "Reports" menu item is available when you right-click on the tree node for the new project. This should be greyed out and inaccessible. In the "Reports" from, if you click the "Generate Reports" button from without selecting a project, an unhandled exception will be thrown.
  4. BOM Import Utility : When mapping row data, the Materials selection list wrongly contains "HSS Fabrication Process". If this material is selected, an NULL exception will be thrown "Object reference not set to an instance of an object".

Database Changes

  1. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Asphalt Binder No Additives (formerly Bitumen)
  2. New Material: Added Asphalt Binder with Ground Rubber Tire to the database
  3. New Material: Added Asphalt Binder with Styrene Butadiene Styrene to the database
  4. New Material: Added Asphalt Binder with Polyphosphoric Acid to the database

 


 

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.4 Build 0101:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.4, Build 0101, released in May 2019:

General Changes

  1. ecoInvent v3.4 electricity kWh Delivered LCI data has been adopted. For US regions, the ecoInvent electricity data is regionalzied at the NERC region instead of the state level as was previously done. For Canadian regions, the ecoInvent electricity data is regionalized at the province/territory level.
  2. New Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Assemblies: We have added assembly algorithms for CLT walls, floors, and roofs.
  3. File - Export: A new Client-Ready report can now be exported to PDF (and Microsoft Word) that contains full project information.
  4. File - Export: Results can now be exported to Microsoft Excel for a selected project or all open projects. This feature is only enabled if Microsoft Excel is installed.
  5. FIPS validation error on launch: On computers running the Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit operating system, a FIPS validation error was being displayed when launching the IE for Buildings application.

    An error was encountered while attempting to run the application.
    Error message: This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms.

  6. BOM Import Utility was not honouring the "Construction Waste Factor Included" option. For instance, if a material has a quantity of 1.05, a Construction Waste Factor of 5% (0.03) and "Construction Waste Factor Included" is checked, then the BOM Import Utility should back-out the waste factor such that the corresponding input quantity on the Extra Materials assembly would be 1.00 instead of 1.05. This was not happening.

Database Changes

  1. Updated Fuel Emissions to Air: Updated the biogenic emissions due to hydro dams and pumped storage for Hydro electricity.
  2. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for PVC Membrane 48 mil to 1.05 from 1.5309 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  3. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for EPDM membrane (black, 60 mil) to 1.05 from 1.995 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  4. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Modified Bitumen membrane to 2.06 from 8.58 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  5. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Polyester felt to 1.00 from 0.000236 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  6. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Polyethylene Filter Fabric to 1.00 from 0.000084 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  7. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for EPDM membrane (white, 60 mil) to 1.00 from 2.205 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  8. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 40 mil to 1.05 from 1.35387 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  9. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 50 mil to 1.05 from 1.704885 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  10. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 60 mil to 1.05 from 2.037105 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  11. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 50 mil to 1.05 from 1.4343 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  12. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 60 mil to 1.05 from 1.5393 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  13. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 50 mil to 1.05 from 1.68945 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  14. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 80 mil to 1.05 from 2.7006 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  15. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 50 mil to 1.05 from 1.4343 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  16. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 60 mil to 1.05 from 1.79235 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  17. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 80 mil to 1.05 from 2.61345 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  18. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 48 mil to 1.05 from 1.575 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  19. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 60 mil to 1.05 from 1.89 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  20. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 72 mil to 1.05 from 2.415 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  21. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 80 mil to 1.05 from 2.625 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  22. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 48 mil to 1.05 from 1.785 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  23. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 60 mil to 1.05 from 2.1 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  24. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 72 mil to 1.05 from 2.52 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  25. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 80 mil to 1.05 from 2.73 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  26. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 45 mil to 1.05 from 1.47 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  27. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 60 mil to 1.05 from 1.8585 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  28. Updated Envelope Material: Changed installation factors for SikaPlan© Adhered PVC Membrane 60 mil to 1.05 from 1.806 in support of change of base unit to m2 from kg
  29. Updated Material: Corrected density for the following materials for all insulation materials with "m2 (25 mm)" base unit, such that density = ConversionToTonnesFactor/0.025381 [Tonnes/m3]
    • Blown Cellulose, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0006400000 and the corrected Density is 0.0252157125
    • Expanded Polystyrene, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0007200000 and the corrected Density is 0.0283676766
    • Extruded Polystyrene, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0012300000 and the corrected Density is 0.0484614475
    • FG Batt R11-15, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0003130548 and the corrected Density is 0.0123342185
    • FG Batt R20, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0002693491 and the corrected Density is 0.0106122336
    • FG Batt R30, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0002142596 and the corrected Density is 0.0084417320
    • FG Batt R40, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0002244237 and the corrected Density is 0.0088421930
    • FG Batt R50, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0002569488 and the corrected Density is 0.0101236673
    • FG LF Cavity Fill R15, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0006448115 and the corrected Density is 0.0254052835
    • FG LF Cavity Fill R22, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0006622938 and the corrected Density is 0.0260940782
    • FG LF Cavity Fill R30, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0006574150 and the corrected Density is 0.0259018557
    • FG LF Cavity Fill R38, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0006574150 and the corrected Density is 0.0259018557
    • FG LF Open Blow R13-20, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0001866132 and the corrected Density is 0.0073524763
    • FG LF Open Blow R21-30, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0001988101 and the corrected Density is 0.0078330286
    • FG LF Open Blow R31-40, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0002079578 and the corrected Density is 0.0081934439
    • FG LF Open Blow R41-50, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0002175121 and the corrected Density is 0.0085698790
    • FG LF Open Blow R51-60, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0002282860 and the corrected Density is 0.0089943659
    • Isocyanurate Spray Foam, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0009200000 and the corrected Density is 0.0362475868
    • MW Batt R11-15, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0013010068 and the corrected Density is 0.0512590836
    • MW Batt R20, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0013213350 and the corrected Density is 0.0520600055
    • MW Batt R30, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0011859490 and the corrected Density is 0.0467258579
    • MW Batt R40, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0013213350 and the corrected Density is 0.0520600055
    • MW Batt R50, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0013213350 and the corrected Density is 0.0520600055
    • Polyiso Foam Board (unfaced), where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0007489000 and the corrected Density is 0.0295063236
    • VR Extensive Growing Medium, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0193750000 and the corrected Density is 0.7633662976
    • VR Intensive Growing Medium, where Conversion to Tonnes Factor is 0.0193750000 and the corrected Density is 0.7633662976
  30. Updated Material: Updated Canadian LCI data for Small Dimension Softwood Lumber (SDSL) using the corrected conversion factor from m3 to MBFM
  31. Updated Material: Updated Canadian LCI data for Large Dimension Softwood Lumber (LDSL) using the corrected conversion factor from m3 to MBFM
  32. Updated Material: Updated Canadian LCI data for Softwood Plywood using the corrected conversion factor from m3 to MBFM. Also updated the originating region info.
  33. Updated Material: Updated Canadian LCI data for Oriented Strand Board using the corrected conversion factor from m3 to MBFM. Also updated the originating region info.
  34. Updated Material: Updated Canadian LCI data for GluLam Sections. Also updated the originating region info.
  35. Updated Material: Updated Canadian LCI data for Laminated Veneer Lumber. Also updated the originating region info.
  36. Updated Material: Updated Canadian LCI data for Wood I Joist Process.

 


 

 
 
 
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