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3D Integrated Structural Analysis and Design Workflow
Ali Afrasiabi
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, Peter Jacobs
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Description

This class will present a new approach to the structural analysis and design workflow. Utilizing Structural Analysis for Revit software and the Dynamo extension in collaboration with third-party software, an automated workflow will be achieved between conceptual model, analysis, and design. The class will show the ability to connect innovative 3D modeling data with traditional calculation methods. By using Revit software as a modeling platform and the Dynamo extension as a data extraction and export tool, this streamlined workflow can revolutionize the current approach to analysis and design. The proposed workflow can be standardized to each user’s preference and used repeatedly across multiple projects. Specific project needs can be included seamlessly into the workflow. The class will explore this workflow as it has been used for a structural seismic retrofit project located at NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ames Research Center in Moffett Federal Airfield in California. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved

Key Learnings

  • Gain a better understanding of 3D design and analysis workflow
  • Learn how to enhance the current standard of analysis and design method
  • Learn how to develop automated workflow processes
  • Learn how to combine necessary software and design tools required for projects into a single, integrated analysis workflow

Speakers

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Ali Afrasiabi has over 16 years of diverse structural engineering and leadership experience in new building and structure design, as well as in existing structural evaluation and rehabilitation. He is the Structural Group lead for both building and water structures for AECOM— Pacific Region. He has been spearheading several multidisciplinary projects with a focus on integrated project delivery (IPD) utilizing Autodesk, Inc., products as a platform. He led many collaboration efforts between AECOM and Autodesk to enhance the current IPD. Afrasiabi has a special interest in advancing the traditional design and calculation method to an automated approach using the vast amount of information available within 3D modeling. He is a California-licensed structural engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in earthquake engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in computer-aided engineering from The University of Southern California.
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Peter Jacobs is a structural designer with AECOM in Oakland, CA. He currently focuses in seismic evaluations and retrofits of existing structures. With knowledge in both Revit modeling and analysis modeling - he is working towards an integrated design and analysis workflow utilizing Revit, Dynamo and various analysis and design software.
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