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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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  • Measure Complexity for MEP

    Read about the MCAA / MCERF CMT, an analysis tool that produces heat maps and metrics for building infrastructure congestion, to be provided for free in November 2017.

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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 - Automation, Generative Design, Computational BIM, Machine Learning, and Big Data. But our goal is to revolutionize the building design and construction experience. We are passionate about improving AEC through our unique understanding of people and technology.

ClashMEP - How We Change MEP Coordination!

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ClashMEP is fast! Immediate clash feedback with no perceptible lag

Integrated


Clash detection happens in your modeling workflow without exporting

Collaborative


Collaboration increases with ClashMEP, including shared environments

Enabling


ClashMEP increases the value of other processes and apps
  • 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.

Work faster and work smarter. We're here to help.

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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Lean and Strategic

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Our products optimize workflows, which is inherently 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:

Together with Bentley Systems, Dodge Data and Analytics released their inaugural "SmartMarket Brief: BIM Advancements Series." The brief encourages the broader adoption of BIM technologies, outlining the benefits of BIM to different parts of the design and construction process (e.g., architects, engineers, contractors). It further details the evolution of BIM, noting, "Enough BIM projects have been completed in recent years for the industry to be able to consistently measure the positive impact of model-based processes on key project outcomes, as well as to determine what factors contribute to and impede these positive impacts."

Enter Building Conversation. Founders George Thrush and Terrence Masson are using augmented and virtual reality to give a realistic vision of an end result at the outset of a project. The initial idea came when Thrush took note of the enormous communication gap that exists in public projects in cities. But when he and Masson began amassing the tools and knowledge to make Building Conversation a reality, they discovered that their process could be applied to the AEC world in general: "With Building Conversation's software, clients can experience what it would be like to be in their finished house; they will see the views from their windows and get an idea of how they will experience the space." Likewise, the software can be used throughout the execution of a project, allowing a contractor or subcontractor to compare the "finished" product with the work-in-progress and fix inconsistencies before they become costly rebuilds.

The recent collaboration between iSqFt and Assemble Systems tackles a similar need for better communication in the pre-construction phase. The two companies have teamed up in an effort to make BIM more accessible in the bidding stages of the construction process. According to Howard Davis, CEO of Assemble Systems, "Through our partnership, general contractors and subcontractors will have access to a significantly improved process for communicating project scope during the construction planning phase to reduce cost and schedule issues that negatively impact project results." Making BIM more accessible will also aid in broader understanding of a project's scope, allowing contractors to make more accurate bids.

AlphaGo, Google's AI system, which recently beat Europe's current champion at the game of Go, utilizes "deep learning" techniques to not only gain accuracy, but to essentially teach itself how to play the game. Of course, it's still a long way from reaching human learning capacities, but it is still learning to recognize positions and strategize its next move: " 'AlphaGo learned to discover new strategies for itself by playing millions of games between its neural networks, against themselves, and gradually improving,' says DeepMind researcher David Silver." Previous game-playing AI systems that have managed to win at chess or Jeopardy have been taught to analyze every possible outcome with any given move instead of truly learning how to play the game. But the true test of AlphaGo will happen in mid-March when it will play the World Champion in South Korea. Stand by...

Finally, Anna Vickers, Senior Transport Modeller at ARUP, sees an interesting future for the autonomous vehicle (AV). Vickers sees their implementation as public transportation alternatives, not just as private vehicles. Think Über meetsThe Jetsons: "AVs would always be nearby. On-demand, or pre-ordered, an AV will drive itself to you. You could also book the most appropriate vehicle – a large car for a family trip to the beach, or a small, single-occupancy vehicle for a hospital appointment." No more standing at a wet bus stop or waiting for surge pricing to end? Sign us up!  

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles Augmented Reality Architecture

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