Dr Dirk Conradie

CSIR senior researcher

Conradie’s research focuses on the design and development of new, and the use of existing bespoke software systems to support building performance analysis. He is a member of the Department of Correctional Services National Task Team that aims to reduce the risk of tuberculosis in correctional facilities throughout South Africa.    

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Conradie holds a PhD in applied science from the University of Pretoria in the field of case-based reasoning, a sub-field of artificial intelligence. He received a University of Pretoria scholarship to study case-based reasoning at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, while completing his PhD in 2000. He is a senior researcher who works in a wide range of fields such as building performance, the design and development of specialised software systems to support the quantification of building performance, aspects of predictive building performance simulation in relation to the South African climate, passive design methods and space planning norms in office and health environments.

Expertise: Building performance; Systems and software in the built environment; Health and office space planning norms

Academic qualifications: 
  • B Arch (Architecture), University of Pretoria, 1979
  • Diploma (Visual Basic Programming), Damelin College, 1997 (distinction)
  • M Arch (Fuzzy Sets), University of Pretoria, 1982(cum laude)
  • PhD (Applied Science), University of Pretoria, 2000


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