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The Undeniable Benefits of Parametrics: A Stadium-Design Case Study
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Shawnee Finlayson
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Description

Parametric tools are still sitting in a niche corner and, incorrectly, considered applicable only to equally niche projects. This talk will demonstrate how a basic understanding of Grasshopper software and the Dynamo extension can add massive value to a design team (and I will quantify said value to help you convince the skeptics). This class will demonstrate simple workflows in Dynamo, Grasshopper, Microsoft Excel, and Revit software that we developed to help us efficiently design and document a new stadium in Sydney, Australia. These tools helped us reduce our documentation time by more than 500 hours (50%). These simple tools were developed in both Dynamo and Grasshopper, and this talk is targeted at anyone interested in new workflows and increasing efficiency. We will demonstrate a series of scripts associated with foundation and rock assessment and column modeling and scheduling, and we’ll cover design and documentation tools for the geometrically complex tensile roof. In addition, we will touch on tools developed to automate view creation for documentation. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Revit. AIA Approved

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to increase design team efficiencies through simple parametric knowledge
  • Learn new workflows
  • Discover tools to improve concept phase coordination
  • Learn from a demonstration of reduced project hours and costs

Speakers

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Shawnee is a National Design Technology Coordinator at BVN Architecture. As a self-professed nerd she has a growing passion for implementing data-driven design processes on projects and using data analysis and visualisation to showcase their advantages. During her 7 years in the Arup Building Structures Team she continually pushed the limits of their software and practices by implementing parametric workflows on a vast range of exciting projects using Dynamo and Grasshopper. It was here that she developed an insatiable need to automate the boring tasks associated with day-to-day activities and she continues to feed this hunger for efficiency at BVN. By combining technology research, data analysis and visualisation, she hopes to establish new data driven design workflows that will have a substantial and positive impact on BVN’s projects.
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