A building is not comfortable if it is too hot in the summer. Moreover, buildings can consume large quantities of energy. Therefore, it is important to be able to analyse the thermal performance of buildings. This is done using a tool called dynamic numeric simulation with the help of the finite element method. This simulation analyses the physical performance of architectural constructions as well as installation components, machines and computers. Thus, the interrelationship of the technology and architecture of a building can be analysed in-depth, long before the foundations are even laid.