• Transforming how work gets done.
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  • ClashMEP
    Real-time Clash Detection in Revit

    ClashMEP will transform how you work. Real-time clash detection - no exports or uploads. It will spark new ways of working on your projects.


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  • Webinar: Getting Started with Dynamo & GenMEP

    Watch our recent webinar and learn how GenMEP works with Dynamo for MEP auto-routing without clashes.

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  • The Beginning of the End of Clash Detection

    Clash detection needs to fundamentally change. Read this article to hear our thoughts on how we're working towards better BIM workflows.


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Tools leverage the power of people. At BuildingSP, we are at the forefront of the latest trends in AEC technology - Generative Design, Computational BIM, Machine Learning, and Big Data. We are passionate about improving AEC through our understanding of people and technology.

Generative Design for MEPS Systems

Clash-Free Autorouting

Our work is done clash-free, so there's no need to do clash detection of modeling created using GenMEP.

Computational

Our work uses computational BIM methods. Our algorithms are fast, accurate, and reliable.

Workflow Integrated

GenMEP is integrated into Autodesk Revit with planned future integrations into other BIM / CAD platforms.

Works in Point Clouds

Our routing avoids all objects in the modeling environment, including point clouds, meshes, linked Revit files, IFC files, and other Revit objects.

  • Computational BIM
  • Generative Design
  • Lean & Strategic

The average BIM user clicks their mouse
more than 400 times per hour.

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Computational BIM is the use of computers to leverage, extend, and improve otherwise manual tasks in BIM. Computational BIM uses the power of algorithms and automation to lower the amount of manual input, increase modeling cadence, and improve quality.

GenMEP is computational BIM.

Generative Design is the Future of Work

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Generative design is the combination of computational methods, form synthesis, and outcome optimization. In GenMEP, generative design occurs at two levels - at each quarter inch of a given infrastructure route and at a system level with multiple routes. Generative design changes how we work - faster, smarter, better.

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GenMEP is Lean and Strategic

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GenMEP is a lean and strategic solution. The computational power of GenMEP allows for the generative creation of many different outcomes for MEP systems. This means that a lean practitioner can align these outcomes with a client's value system. Read more about our thinking of how GenMEP enables lean thinking.

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Hello, everyone. We wanted to put out a digest of all the articles and references that popped up this week in the world of automation, artificial intelligence, and construction. The overall theme here is that better tools will change how we work in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space. 

Here goes:

  1. Marc Andreessen, of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz fame, tweeted a link to a paper that was published in November. The paper, by James Bessen of Boston University School of Law, explores the relationship of computing to occupations. As we automate building information modeling (BIM), we should think about how this will affect the construction profession.
  2. Inc. published their "7 Business Predictions for 2016." Ben Parr, VC, author, columnist, and editor, writes that No. 7 on the list of predictions is that automation is going to "continue to disrupt EVERY industry." We know that concepts like generative design for BIM in the AEC space will have a huge impact. That impact has yet to be felt, but you can believe we're making every effort in 2016 to disrupt the industry.
  3. TechCrunch posted an article near and dear to our hearts – "Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape." While big companies and "BIG AI" get lots of press, Michael Yamnitsky writes that small, nimble startups will wield the directed firepower to solve the everyday automation tasks that are in nearly every profession.
  4. If you've ever wondered about the market size of construction, check this out. The latest federal spending budget allocated $1.1 trillion for construction.Construction Dive writes about how this will spur economic growth.  
  5. Jon Buerg wrote a blog post titled "The Wedge Between Us," describing the dynamic between BIM users and their management. This wedge is important because we want to think about how better tools will change and improve this dynamic.
  6. Yahoo! Finance posted about how construction companies are clamoring to hire the Millennial Generation. (The specific term was "desperate.") Construction has an aging workforce, and this article talks about efforts to align the construction industry with Millennial values. We think better and faster tools for construction are one strategy to solve this problem.
  7. Finally, Bloomberg Business published Goldman Sachs' "21 of the World's Most Interesting Charts," including a chart that showed the dramatic spending done in software compared to other capital expenditures.

We hope you enjoyed these posts. Check back next week for more updates on BIM and AEC!

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