• 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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TGIF! Let's get ready for the weekend. Here's a look back at what we've been talking about this week:

We created a brand new term! The Macomber Line is our latest addition to burgeoning BIM terminology, defining the points at which innovation in construction can offer the most impact to overall cost efficiency. It was coined in honor of John Macomber, who is a thought leader for innovation in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). The Macomber Line can give us a visual representation of an innovation's value in relation to where it falls in the design/construction process.

This graph describes the ability to control project costs over time, and the Macomber Line describes the inflection of this influence because the process of bidding locks in direct costs, as well as risks related to particular subcontractors. (Source: BuildingSP)

We also discussed the role of women in construction and what a female perspective can offer the industry. While women's roles in the broader job market have grown in recent decades, their inclusion in the construction sector has remained relatively stagnant. Issues of harassment have been one of the biggest factors deterring a larger female demographic, but we think that women can offer a unique perspective at all phases of the building process. Recruitment programs aimed at encouraging women to join the sector offer educational and training options as well as support for those forging ahead into what has long been considered a "man's world."

The number of women in construction is seriously lagging compared to other industries. Think how much women could accomplish here! (Source: OSHA)

We also had some fun this week! We took a look at how 
gamification could be useful in BIM strategy
, suggesting possible ways to measure progress and success while encouraging innovative thinking through healthy competition. Our friends at High Fidelity were the inspiration for this strategy, as it's a tactic they employ in creating their immersive virtual reality (VR) environments (because we couldn't get through a week without some mention of VR). Forbes also discusses the usefulness of gamification, noting several guidelines that should be followed to ensure the gaming process remains relevant and beneficial to overall business goals.

 

Gamification: Not all fun and games. (Source: Shutterstock)

Finally, we had some fun looking at how the making of The LEGO Movie compared to digital workflows in virtual design and construction (VDC). Multi-platform workflow, magnitude of elements, and time frame were the key takeaways in our analysis, as these elements show the strongest similarities between the two disciplines. Our conclusion, however, is that while working on Hollywood movies may be fun, advancements in digital design promise long-term benefits in terms of efficiency, sustainability, and overall value.

Probably not the future of construction. We hope. (Source: BuildingSP

 

What are you reading that you think will change the face of AEC? Let us know in the comments or drop us a line at info@buildingsp.com.

Development and beta testing of GenMEP continues. In response to user feedback, we have now added all standard conduit angles for routing electrical systems. Floating network licenses have been running flawlessly for over a month now using a cloud license server. We continue to look for additional beta testers! Let us know at betas@buildingsp.com.

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