• 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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We assume most (probably all) readers of these updates are familiar with the technology we discuss. That said, most of us probably have to do a lot of explaining when we try to share insights with those who lean toward the technophobic. Daniel Eckler has given us the perfect solution in his recent postoutlining the latest trends in emerging technology (and prospects for the near future). It's a brief explanation accompanied by video clips with further analysis should you want to know more. It's a handy piece to keep on hand because, as Daniel points out, "Even if you work in tech you might have a hard time keeping up."

Not exactly easy to explain... (Source: Medium)

Similarly, Autodesk has provided a one-stop guide to understanding and incorporating BIM methodologies. "Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes have helped countless firms in diverse industries operate more productively, produce higher-quality work, attract more talent, and win new business." They cover everything from efficiency and cost reduction to environmental impact. For an industry that often recoils at the thought of change, it's a helpful and informative introduction to the benefits of BIM adoption.

BIM simplifies just about everything. (Source: Autodesk)

If you're still leery of new technology, just think of all the fun toys! Robots, headsets, 3D printers, drones: The future of construction is the dream of every ten-year-old. Arch20 had us regressing to playdate days with their rundown of robotics in BIM projects. In addition to robots' tireless efficiency and impact on labor costs, many companies embracing BIM technologies "believe that robots can advance their productivity and accelerate the design workflow." Additionally, they have the potential to reduce human work-related accidents since they can complete work in precarious conditions and hazardous areas.

Robots at work. (Source: Arch20)

The software that powers those fun tools is also pretty cool. With the advent of complex virtual and augmented reality systems arose the need for programs to create those virtual spaces. An analysis on Engineering.com looks at two platforms that can map geometric shapes in real-time. While largely geared toward gaming, several have clear applications for use in BIM modeling: "The software is in fact designed to parse its shapes from point cloud data almost instantaneously, which holds the potential to simplify large-scale scanning projects and create usable models for engineers and architects alike in much less time." Essentially, they skip the step of transferring recorded data between platforms, and we're all about skipping steps around here.

Who knew gaming was the future? (Source: Xbox)

If you haven't seen our latest demo, be sure to check it out on YouTube. Also, take a look at the great new features of Autodesk Revit 2017. And check in later this week for our rundown of all the happenings at BIMForum 2016!

Lastly, check out our shiny new website at www.buildingsp.com. It's full of great info and support forums for GenMEP users.

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