Applications in Civil Engineering and the Built Environment are countless. Probably the chief areas are in building physics, designing comfortable buildings which minimise their use of energy and cost of construction. Other areas include Computational Wind Engineering, river flow and flooding.
The CIBSE Building Simulation Group informs and promotes best practice in using computer simulation codes for building related applications, to improve the accuracy of predicting their performance in practice with the aim of designing comfortable and healthier buildings with optimum energy efficiency.
CFD related to architectural applications like indoor air simulation, outdoor air simulation (i.e. around the building), environmental suitability, natural/low energy ventilation ...