• 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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  • 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!

Fast!


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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It's Friday! We can't wait to unwind this weekend and gear up for next week, so here's a quick rundown of the topics we discussed throughout the week:

We examined the value of computational systems in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) landscape, and in particular, what we refer to as the "augmented age." While some think this era is still yet to come, we maintain the opinion that this age is already upon us. Cars, for example, have sensors that monitor every system, help us see behind the car, and even help us get where we need to go. Similarly, computational power will augment the way we work in AEC. The Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and augmented and virtual reality (VR) all have far-reaching implications for the industry, helping us to work safer and smarter.

We compared replacing the spark plugs in a car 20 years ago to replacing them in a car now. The takeaway: Don't try this at home. 

Virtual reality was also high on our radar this week, especially perceptions of its applications in AEC. We outlined a brief study, which garnered results that underscoredour long-held belief that in order to make VR technology truly useful, we need better tools. In our current workflows, we expend a great deal of time and energy clicking a mouse. Not only is this difficult to do in a VR environment, but it detracts from the feeling of being fully engaged in our projects and truly experiencing the work we're doing. Fortunately, that fact isn't stopping firms from embracing the technology, but we're still only beginning to utilize its full potential.

Clicking is so last year.

Additionally, we addressed consumer complaints about VR technology and its tendency to induce nauseaWe pointed out that while some dynamic gaming platforms may lead to this effect when immersed in the game's experience, the interactive tools relevant to AEC would not. For our purposes, augmented and virtual reality programs offer a way to actively view and interact with a proposed built environment, not a way to kill zombies (although we like that application too!).

We're seeing green. But only with our VR headset set to rollercoaster.

Finally, we talked about the impressive growth of FedEx, from tiny package courier to international shipping giant. Most awe-inspiring in the FedEx story is the foresight: The company not only continuously acquired more and better means of shipping methods, but it also reinvented the technology to control and monitor the entire shipping process. It's this type of innovative forward-thinking that we see as the future of construction.

No more Pony Express! Planes, trains, and automobiles get your mail where it needs to go these days.

What do you think will change the face of AEC? Drop us a line at info@buildingsp.com and let us know.

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