• 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:

We all know that the construction sector is often reluctant to embrace new technology. Many industry leaders, however, are attempting to change that, encouraging firms to see "disruptive" tech as an opportunity rather than a cause for concern. A recent report from BuiltWorlds outlined how this trend was highlighted at last week's MCAA Construction Technology Conference, where disruptive is no longer a negative, but "is synonymous with outside-the-box creativity, and futuristic innovations that spawn whole new markets, and give some businesses a clear advantage over others." Covering everything from BIM methodology to drone use to apps, the report detailed many of the ways new tech is streamlining the workflow, improving communication, and saving time and money.

If disruption leads to this... we're all for it. (Source: BuiltWorlds)

Confused by the mass of BIM information currently flooding the market? Arch20 has you covered. They just released their compilation of the 30 websites BIM practitioners should visit every week. While their list is largely geared toward architects, it's a handy resource for everyone who practices BIM in the AEC community: "There is an overwhelming amount of information out there on BIM, however, we have taken the time to search through the best-known BIM blogs, publications, and tools." For architects and contractors alike, it's a handy list to have at your fingertips. 

Good information is good for everyone. (Source: BuiltWorlds)

What's next for BIM technology? If Russia has anything to say about it, the country will be the next leader in BIM methods. Construction Dive reported that "Russia is angling to become the authority on building information modeling (BIM) technology and plans to export that expertise to the rest of the world." Russia's Ministry of Construction is attempting to create an open Russian BIM Standard, looking to current practitioners, such as WERFAU, and BIM technology providers, like Autodesk Russia, to help them implement a comprehensive and competitive guide to BIM practices. 

A BIM building in progress in Russia. (Source: Construction Dive)

Drones are a big part of overarching BIM technology, and their potential usefulness in disaster situations is rapidly becoming more apparent. Daily Commercial News reports that drones may soon be able to carry 3D-printing capabilities, allowing for the rapid construction of emergency shelters for survivors in areas rescue workers can't quickly access. A collaborative project involving three British universities is looking at how to make such a system possible using swarm technology: "...the system engineers are working on what will amount to an entirely new printing system to remotely manufacture structures such as shelters and bridges for those in need. The team is working on the world's first 3-D printing system consisting of a swarm of aerial robots that can autonomously assess need and manufacture buildings." Whereas drones are currently capable of sending images from disaster areas for their human controllers to assess, these drones would be able to immediately get to work helping people get to safety.

These drones are friends, not foe. (Source: The Economist)

We've talked extensively about the usefulness of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) as it relates to the AEC space. Of course, those applications have proven to be numerous, diverse, and ever expanding. This week, however, we're too busy being intrigued by this TED Talk with artist/director/entrepreneur Chris Milk. If you have a Google Cardboard or similar viewing device, have it ready for the ending. Enjoy and have a great week!

Tags: BIM Architecture and Planning Technological Innovation

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