• 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 building information modeling (BIM); artificial intelligence (AI); and the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space.  Here goes:

And the AI has it... Google's AlphaGo officially beat the world Go champion last week in Seoul, South Korea, but it wasn't a sweep: Lee Sedol managed to win Game Four with an unexpected and "brilliant" move from which the AlphaGo system was unable to recover. "It was not a move that AlphaGo expected any human to make, and with the very next move, the machine made a fateful mistake. Within minutes, after analyzing the state of the game, AlphaGo decided that its chances of winning had plummeted... And eventually, it resigned." Granted, the machine won the other four games, but it's interesting to note that it made a mistake and later realized its own defeat. If that's not a marker of intelligence, what is?

(Source: Adobe)

Is BIM more than just the future of building? Global Construction Reviewsuspects it might be the future of building management as well. Author David Rogers sees the possibility for turning the BIM process into a service model for building maintenance; something along the lines of SaaS for structures. "In music, downloads and streaming services have laid waste to the market for physical media such as compact discs (remember those?), while in air travel, engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce no longer sells engines, but flying time." It stands to reason, then, that the concept of "Buildings-as-a-Service" is not completely out of left field.

Such comprehensive BIM models will soon be created with even better software. Check out what Anthony Hauck and Autodesk's AEC Generative Design group are doing with Project Fractal. Part of the larger Project Akaba, the team is using generative design to revolutionize space planning in design and architecture. "We had to start thinking about accommodating varying conditions, goals, and constraints in a way that would allow designers to conserve and apply their expertise to generate a whole range of options to investigate and develop." They take care of the function so designers are free to focus on form.

With GDC taking place in San Francisco this week, virtual reality (VR) is bound to continue making headlines. A few weeks back we wrote about the challenges of adopting VR in AEC, and it appears we're not alone in our assessment. Arch Daily also sees VR as revolutionary for architects and designers, and at Carrier Johnson + Culture they are creating ways to use that technology free of the keyboard and mouse. "New tools, as complex as wearable sensors or as simple as tablet screens, can capture design data from freeform hand movements. In this way, we craft shapes and spaces using our hands, akin to a sculptor at work, with these new gestural modeling tools." Not only will we soon be able to walk through a space before it's even built, but these new tools will allow us to shape the site from the very outset.

(Source: Adobe)

Ready to check out more great technology? The Con App Guru attended the 2016 AGC Convention last week and gave a rundown of his favorite new apps. From organizing workflow to eliminating paper time sheets, he has the info on all the best new tools.

Tags: Artificial Intelligence Architecture and Planning Virtual Reality

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