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A Unique New-Build Family Home: Advanced Structural Engineering Workflows

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    This session will be a case study presented by engineers Martyn Sheard and Trevor Chou from CRAFT Engineering Studio, supported by Ralph Pullinger from IDEA StatiCa. The case study will show how CRAFT designed and coordinated a complex single-family residence in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. The structure was originally conceived primarily in steel, but both client and architect wished to move to a wood solution, requiring imaginative structural solutions and workflows. Using AutoCAD software, Revit software, and BIM 360 for drafting and coordination—alongside Robot Structural Analysis software for analysis in combination with a specialist third-party timber design package—the design culminated in CRAFT maximizing the IDEA StatiCa connection for the complex joint design.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover the potential for advanced engineering workflows to be applied to single-family residential projects.
    • Learn how to use a connected open workflow to enable analysis integration.
    • Learn about individual one-off designs in complex BIM workflows.
    • Learn how to maximize complex tools and techniques in an easy-to-use environment.