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AEC Tech - Summer 2021

July 08, 2021 - July 12, 202111:00 AM - 7:00 PM

$0-$50

 

120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271
United States

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Event Summary

AEC doesn’t (and shouldn’t) exist as an entity separate from other industries, but intersects a wide – and growing – range of practices and disciplines. By acknowledging the challenges and goals diverse industries have in common, reaching beyond traditional boundaries, and sharing effective solutions, we can begin to develop symbiotic relationships that benefit individuals and organizations in ours and neighboring fields.

AEC Tech SUMMER 2021 aims to nurture these relationships and foster technologies that work beyond the confines of any single industry.

Thursday, July 8 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST) / 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (BST): Workshop Day 1

Join us for a first full-day of technical workshops by Grimshaw Architects, KPF, Thornton Tomasetti CORE Studio, Beam, and Shapediver, designed to teach participants new skills and build on existing ones. Workshops are 4-hours long and have a morning and afternoon session.

  • KPF | Rhino Compute API - The studio-based culture of design offices gives designers the freedom to approach design problems in a variety of ways. The challenge of solving these complex problems has led to an increase in specialist groups within the office, specifically experts in computation, urban analytics, and environmental performance, who are working alongside several project teams at once to improve workflows and design outcomes. Recent efforts to centralize computational tools through workflows such as rhino.compute and hops look to increase the number of projects that benefit from specialist knowledge, while at the same time increasing the impact of solutions developed within the context of a specific project. Using Rhino.Compute as a back-end solver for Grasshopper definitions, design studios can centralize and version control definitions while offloading heavy workloads onto remote hardware and providing end users with a UI/UX set in their existing workflows. This workshop will review how to link a Python Script running in Jupiter Notebook to a Rhino Compute Windows Server to facilitate quick analysis and heavy computational workflows better.
  • Grimshaw Architects | Interop Cubed - The workshop will focus on interoperability and data visualization among AEC platforms. Leveraging the power of Rhino.Inside and Unity Reflect, participants will get the opportunity to learn how to query, modify and analyze Revit elements in Rhino using Grasshopper and explore potential ways of transferring, communicating, and visualizing environmental analysis data of their designs in an immersive Unity enabled VR environment.
  • Thornton Tomasetti | CORE studio | CORE apps for AEC - As the demand for data-rich continues to grow in the AEC industry, the need to quickly display, evaluate, and explore the relationship between data and models has become more prevalent. This workshop will introduce three CORE studio apps which enable the visualization and curation of data through data-viz, drawings, and models. Participants will learn how to visualize data in geometry, manage design options, and share views in drawings using Trace and 3D models using Mirar. Participants will then learn how to link their model to a project dashboard in Thread allowing them to search, filter, and visualize both the model and data synchronously and share design options with interactive reports.
  • Shapediver | New collaboration workflows based on remote parametric algorithms - During this workshop, we will show how to use Grasshopper definitions as remote modules to automate repetitive design and engineering tasks. We will also explore the ability to iterate designs across various clients and to synchronize saved states between them. Finally, we will introduce the ShapeDiver online viewer and API in the context of a project presentation and as a communication tool with partners and clients.
  • MKS DTECH | MKS BEAM: Rhino and BIM Interoperability - BEAM extends the current Rhino and BIM interoperability workflow providing easy to use apps to organize data and geometry directly in Rhino, managing and simplifying the transfer to Revit or IFC. During the workshop participants will learn how to: Create Families with Parameters and manage BIM data in Rhino. Importing a Family in Revit, Advanced Revit workflows with Rhino Blocks and Adaptive Components. Automation with visual programming with BEAM for Grasshopper and BEAM for Dynamo. Workflows from Revit To Rhino. Rhino IFC data and export.

 

Friday, July 9 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST) / 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (BST): Workshop Day 2

Join us for a second full-day of technical workshops by Grimshaw Architects, KPF, Thornton Tomasetti CORE Studio, Beam, and Shapediver, designed to teach participants new skills and build on existing ones. Workshops are 4-hours long and have a morning and afternoon session.

  • KPF | Efficient workflows to create and optimize Curtain Wall Panels - Revit offers an array of methods for façade creation from utilizing in-built system families, to creating highly complex adaptive panels. With the emergence of Rhino.Inside.Revit has created more possibilities for seamless geometry translations and creation. By exploring these KPF Projects, we will discuss and unpack different workflows, the advantages of each, and the initial decision-making process that went into these selections. This workshop is going to cover- Examine use- cases and discuss the pros and cons of each. Use RIR to do basic geometry creation/ manipulation Basics of Adaptive Panels and Adaptive Panel Creation in Revit Placing of Adaptive Panels using dynamo - RIR (Workflow Exploration and Comparison) Analysis of the placed Adaptive Panels for qualitative design decisions and VE Selecting the best-suited workflow for geometry creation.
  • Grimshaw Architects | Interop Cubed - The workshop will focus on interoperability and data visualization among AEC platforms. Leveraging the power of Rhino.Inside and Unity Reflect, participants will get the opportunity to learn how to query, modify and analyze Revit elements in Rhino using Grasshopper and explore potential ways of transferring, communicating, and visualizing environmental analysis data of their designs in an immersive Unity enabled VR environment.
  • Thornton Tomasetti | CORE studio | CORE apps for AEC - As the demand for data-rich continues to grow in the AEC industry, the need to quickly display, evaluate, and explore the relationship between data and models has become more prevalent. This workshop will introduce three CORE studio apps which enable the visualization and curation of data through data-viz, drawings, and models. Participants will learn how to visualize data in geometry, manage design options, and share views in drawings using Trace and 3D models using Mirar. Participants will then learn how to link their model to a project dashboard in Thread allowing them to search, filter, and visualize both the model and data synchronously and share design options with interactive reports.
  • Shapediver | New collaboration workflows based on remote parametric algorithms - During this workshop, we will show how to use Grasshopper definitions as remote modules to automate repetitive design and engineering tasks. We will also explore the ability to iterate designs across various clients and to synchronize saved states between them. Finally, we will introduce the ShapeDiver online viewer and API in the context of a project presentation and as a communication tool with partners and clients.
  • MKS DTECH | MKS BEAM: Rhino and BIM Interoperability - BEAM extends the current Rhino and BIM interoperability workflow providing easy to use apps to organize data and geometry directly in Rhino, managing and simplifying the transfer to Revit or IFC. During the workshop participants will learn how to: Create Families with Parameters and manage BIM data in Rhino. Importing a Family in Revit, Advanced Revit workflows with Rhino Blocks and Adaptive Components. Automation with visual programming with BEAM for Grasshopper and BEAM for Dynamo. Workflows from Revit To Rhino. Rhino IFC data and export.a
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST) / 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM (BST): Hackathon Lightning Round - Grab a beer from your fridge and meet your fellow Hackers during the Lightning Round! Attendees will pitch project ideas and teams will be formed. For any attendee that may be in a different timezone and will miss it - everything will be posted on our Slack channels! Get a head start on what you’re going to work on and have some bonding time with your team.

 

Saturday, July 10 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST) / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (BST): Hackathon Day 1

Join the community for 26-hours starting on Saturday morning and ending on Sunday afternoon. AEC Tech’s Hackathon is an event for all levels of programmers, developers, engineers, and others, additionally, it is aimed for attendees to collaborate, network, build new relationships, and generate new ideas and processes for the AEC community. During the day AEC Tech offers 4 technical (30 min each) presentations by our AEC industry leaders.

 

Sunday, July 11 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST) / 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (BST): Hackathon Day 2

You did it! You made it through the night! Show off your team’s hard work during our closing presentations to our panel of judges. While the judges deliberate, enjoy a beer (from your fridge) and celebrate your achievements.

  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST) / 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM (BST): Hackathon Winner Announcement

 

Monday, July 12 - 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EST) / 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM (BST): Symposium

We’re thrilled to welcome highly-acclaimed professionals in the industry for a full-day of presentations and discussions.

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