23 Results for "Conception"
Instructional Demo / London 2018
The Future of Structural Design and Analysis: Conventional or Computational?
BIM plays a crucial role in the conception, modelling, and management of physical infrastructure, allowing architects and engineers to design within a 3D parametric environment. Unusual structural systems (e.g., buildings in seismic areas, tensile structures, reinforced concrete shells, diagrid structures) pose significant geometric, modelling, and analysis challenges. Conventional approaches with Revit and Robot, entail extensive resource allocation, are time-consuming and provide limited flexibility to accommodate significant variations. As a result, this case study investigates the automation of complex parametric structural systems. It explores the Revit/Dynamo/Robot interface and procedures to minimise data contamination, examines the flexibility to accommodate variations at any stage of the design process, and ultimately aims to increase productivity across the Atkins? infrastructure business. Several case studies have been investigated, and algorithms have been developed combining Dynamo's comprehensive set of pre-defined nodes, with the development of advanced Python coding. The case study begins with the development of an algorithm for multi-storey flat-slab buildings with stability to be provided by shear-walls in two orthogonal directions. Buildings in high-seismicity areas require a shearwall/floor plan area ratio of 1.5%, and specific Python code has been developed accordingly. Assuming even column distribution, constant floor-to-ceiling height, and regularity in plan and elevation, the algorithm is governed by six input parameters: Width, Length, Floor-to-ceiling height, Number of storeys and Column grid spacing (X, Y). No difficulties were encountered in the Dynamo/Robot interface. It then directs attention towards a second case study involving high-rise structures, and a third case study comprising complex surfaces.
Instructional Demo / London 2019
BIM for Housing: Revit Workflows for Designers on Large Residential Projects to BIM Level 2
This Instructional Demo will begin with setting up a large site for multiple residential blocks in Revit and fully embracing work sharing from early conception of the architectural design. The role of the architect in the construction industry often aligns with the role of lead designer and project coordinator. Bearing in mind the responsibilities that come with such role the class will learn about techniques of setting up coordination files for a multidisciplinary shared project. The lesson will then explore fast-track workflows for conceptual residential design by utilising Revit and Dynamo. We will further explore workflows, user tips and tricks for the creation of numerous unit variations within a block and managing changes as the project is being advanced. We will discuss different roadmaps for modelling internal layouts with their benefits and challenges explained and analysed. The class will expand on the need to keep models flexible and adaptable to the level of detail and development required by clients at each stage of the project. Focusing on the transition from concept to technical design the class will learn how to progressively advance the model and aid multidisciplinary coordination. The demo will discuss team collaboration and the importance of discipline while working on a design in Revit. Milestones in the residential design working towards BIM Level 2 standards will be set out and discussed. How much is too much data and what can the residential design data be used for will be explored as a final of the demo with some RIBA project stages analysed from the user/draftsman's perspective.
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