• 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. Time for our weekly roundup of articles at the intersection of BIM; artificial intelligence; and the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space. Here goes:

 Mark Zuckerberg announced that his personal project will be adding an artificial intelligence interface to his own home. Our industry's tech is strongly influenced by consumer tech, such as iPads, cellphones, and apps. How do you think Zuckerberg's focus will shape commercial building?

BuiltWorld published an article about Ian Howell from NewForma. In the article by Rob McManamy, Howell is quoted pointing out that construction projects generate 6.5 terabytes of data. 6.5 terabytes! Anyone remember floppy disks? Given Howell's insight, we can't help but make the connection that AI can help deal with this information overload. I'm sure it's certainly on NewForma's product development roadmap.

Many people in the AI space this week shared this NYTimes article that says automation drives job growth. Read this article from Yahoo! Finance that we posted two weeks ago about attracting Millennials to construction. We suggest using better tools, like AI, to get young people interested in construction.

Speaking of people… University of Washington and Skanska announced this week that they're offering a certificate in building information modeling (BIM). The biggest obstacle to BIM adoption on an expanded scale is the lack of people trained to do the work. This is emphasized by a recent article by Blake Wilcox of Bond Brothers on LinkedIn. Wilcox lists success factors for MEP coordination. In a process dominated by people-based workflows, notice how quality assurance is done through significant people-based efforts.

Finally, Germany announced that they are mandating BIM be used on state-funded transportation projects. This move is very similar to a mandate in the UK several years ago. Will the US make similar moves? Just like in the US, Europeans look to technology to help solve their current stresses, as demonstrated by this article from a couple of months ago.

 

Tags: BIM MEP Coordination Artificial Intelligence

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