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

Augmented reality (AR) garnered much attention this week. The folks atEngineering.com outlined the many ways AR technologies are being used by various segments of the BIM and construction industries, particularly by architects and civil engineers. They point out, "…while a 3D model can help visualize the product itself, it does nothing to help you visualize that product in its actual end environment." The ability to see the end result not only aids in the design process, but also adds value to the client, allowing them to truly see what they've purchased.

It's much easier to sell a design when the buyer knows what they're actually buying. (Source: Engineering.com)

At the same time, another Engineering.com article points out that while AR has many advantages for AEC, there are also several possible pitfalls requiring its use be carefully monitored. "…making mistakes in construction can be devastatingly expensive and if your information isn't flawlessly accurate, you could be signing yourself up for a lot of trouble." They point specifically to miscalculations in placement (for pipes, for example), the constant motion on construction sites, and the cumbersome quality of even the best headsets currently available.

 

X-ray vision helps when you want to see what's going on underneath the concrete. (Source: Engineering.com)

Until now, AR has only been available through apps used on a tablet or other mobile device. Thanks to the recent release of the Microsoft HoloLens, that's all about to change. Companies like Procore and Trimble are developing applications for use with the HoloLens that not only let designers and clients view the space, but move within the space too. Rob McManamy's article outlines how these and forthcoming HoloLens applications will revolutionize AEC. As McManamy concludes, "Yes, buckle up, World. The 'Augmented Age' has left the station, and it is now moving forward."

This is only the beginning... (Source: BuiltWorlds)

AR, of course, is only one feature of the ever-expanding BIM toolbox. As the UK BIM mandate begins to move from Level 2 to Level 3, our neighbors across the pond are embracing sensor technology. Because the ideal BIM process lives beyond the completion of a building, the use of sensors allows for the continued monitoring of a project after completion. The Bechtel blog states: "…the new infrastructure's performance will be monitored over time, enabling customers to measure the extent to which it is delivering against the design expectations." Consequently, problem areas in a structure can be addressed quickly and designers can use that data in future models to avoid the problem altogether. 

The whole construction process as we know it is in for a wake-up call. (Source:Memoori)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you smashed a can of Silly String in a hydraulic press? Yeah, we hadn't either. But the results are delightfully fun to watch. Check it out here. Have a great week, everyone!



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