• 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:

Denmark's MT Højgaard has (literally) written the book on the benefits of BIM adoption. A practical guide to BIM in construction and infrastructure projectsdetails the necessary steps required for BIM implementation. The press release notes, "The book provides input for the early framing of the effective digital collaboration between all parties involved in the project, which is the condition for being able to work the context of the building or civil engineering project into the model."  It is a go-to reference for coordinators and students alike.

Innovation in artificial intelligence continues to create a buzz all over the world. At last week's World Economic Foruma panel of tech experts discussed the state of AI as it exists now versus where it's headed. While current AI systems, such asSiri and Watson, can perform better and faster than humans at certain tasks, they are restricted to very specific jobs. The experts used Watson as an example. While Watson can beat a chess master or win at Jeopardy, ask him to play poker and he wouldn't know what to do. The ultimate goal is to expand AI from a "narrow system" to a more general application.

That's exactly the effort being undertaken at Harvard University. A team is analyzing the human visual cortex to help make artificial intelligence as fast as the brain. By studying visual activity, they hope to "understand how neurons are connected to each other with the end goal of creating a more accurate and complex artificial intelligence system. These learnings could allow the creation of the first computer systems that can interpret, analyse and learn information as quickly and successfully as human beings."

The application of such technology is seemingly endless. AI systems are already being developed for use in everyday applications such as footballhedge funds, and possibly even political speeches (wouldn't it be ironic if they made them less robotic?). The struggle scientists face is getting AI systems to evolve and be able to do similar tasks in different ways according to changing environments and circumstances.

The possibilities are mind-boggling. We leave you this week with a riveting mashup of Beck, Chemical Brothers, and 3D printing.

Tags: BIM Artificial Intelligence Construction

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