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The Future of BIM Will Not Be BIM

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and It’s Coming Faster Than You Think!
Bill Allen
Partner, Chief Technology Officer
Twitter Handle – @Evolve_LAB

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About Me…
Bill Allen
-EvolveLAB CTO
-National Speaker
 Autodesk University 2012
 “A Case Study on the Strategic Implementation of BIM”
 Central States Revit Workshop 2012
 “The Progressional Process of Pushing Information”
 Central States Revit Workshop 2013
 “It’s the Process Stupid”
 BIM Workshop 2014
 “The Process of Pushing Parametric Information
 “Back to the Future: Integrating Phasing
 BIM Workshop 2015
 “The Great Dynamo Discovery”
 “Developing and Implementing the LOD”
 Denver Design Symposium 2015
 “Data Driven Design”
 Autodesk University 2016
 “The Future of BIM is not BIM,
and it’s coming faster than you think”

© 2016 Autodesk “Do you want to change the Industry Status Quo?”

Class summary

In this discussion, I will be so bold as to make predictions as to where I believe our industry is going
in the next 3 to 10 years. With advancements in generative design, software algorithms, and robotic
construction, our current processes are going to be changing quite a bit. We will see more and more
done by computers and machines than we have ever seen. Rather than Building Information
Modeling (BIM), we are going to see Building Information Optimization. In contrast, rather than
manually drawing walls, doors, and columns for what we think is a good design, we will feed the
computer "rules" instructing it to give us a building’s optimal footprint, structural load capacity, and
thermal performance. Things that took months will be done in a day. What does this mean for you?
How do you play a part in this changing process? Come to find out how. This is sure to be an exciting
and enlightening discussion.

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Key learning objectives

At the end of this class, you will be able to:
 Know what trends and technologies are coming to our industry
 Know how algorithms and robotics will drastically change the design/build process
 Understand how these new processes will affect you directly and indirectly
 Know how to best prepare yourself and your firm for these changing processes

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Technology Compounding © 2016 Autodesk .

Technology Compounding Internet of Things Robotic Construction Generative Design AI BIM Accelerating Growth in Photogrammetry AEC Technology Interoperability Algorithmic Modeling BIM Parametricsim Hand Drawings CAD © 2016 Autodesk <-1950 1960 1970 1980 2000 2010 2020 .

There will be haters… © 2016 Autodesk .

Can a Robot Write a Symphony? In Slate. and he long ago reached the point where most people can't tell the difference between real Bach and the Bach-like compositions his computer can produce. Audiences have been moved to tears by melodies created by algorithms” © 2016 Autodesk .com Chris Wilson states “Cope has been writing software to help him compose music for 30 years.

has built a robot that can paint art. Can a Robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece? Pindar Van Arman. a technology artist and software engineer. © 2016 Autodesk .

Can algorithms design a building? Can a Robot build a structure? © 2016 Autodesk .

Bridging the Gap Where we’ve been Where we are Where we are going Data gathering Data Manipulation Data Optimization © 2016 Autodesk .

How Do I Know Where We Are Going?  It’s already happening…  A few more years before it is mainstream © 2016 Autodesk .

Where Have We Been? © 2016 Autodesk .

Hunters and [Data] Gathers © 2016 Autodesk .

[Hunting] Assessing | [Manually] Re-model © 2016 Autodesk .

I can only design a few options with the timeline and budget allocated © 2016 Autodesk .

[Data] Gathering © 2016 Autodesk .

Static Modeling vs Parametricism and [Algorithmic] Modeling © 2016 Autodesk .

Next step is [Co-Creation] Image curtesy of Redshift © 2016 Autodesk .

Using Data to [inform] buildings  Earliest signs of this in my own work  Rigid and not intuitive to edit Form © 2016 Autodesk .

Using [Data] + [Algorithmic editors] to [inform] buildings  Algorithmic modeling much easier and intuitive to edit  Panels planar and Rationalized © 2016 Autodesk .

“Dynamo extends building information modeling with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor” © 2016 Autodesk .

[Tool Building] Age… © 2016 Autodesk .

Static Modeling vs [Algorithmic] Modeling vs © 2016 Autodesk .

Computer Assisted Craftsmanship © 2016 Autodesk .

[Computer] Assisted [Craftsmanship]  Multiple Options created very quickly © 2016 Autodesk .

[Computer] Assisted [Craftsmanship]  Algorithm created 2D template for fabrication  Algorithm numbered each template © 2016 Autodesk .

[Computer] Assisted [Craftsmanship] © 2016 Autodesk .

[Computer] Assisted [Craftsmanship]  Augmented Efficiency in Design © 2016 Autodesk .

[Computer] Assisted [Craftsmanship] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57  Augment Efficiency in Documentation © 2016 Autodesk .

[Computer] Assisted [Craftsmanship]  Same labor cost whether straight or curved © 2016 Autodesk .

[Computer] Assisted [Craftsmanship] HDR Architecture Design Credit  CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Computer converts the design produced by Computer software into numbers for fabrication © 2016 Autodesk .

Greater Interoperability © 2016 Autodesk .

Construction Waste  Excess building material destroyed = $ © 2016 Autodesk .

[Data] Drops = [Data] Waste = $ © 2016 Autodesk .

//: Data [Interoperability] Parametric Office Proof of Concept © 2016 Autodesk .

//: Data [Interoperability] Breckenridge Parking Garage © 2016 Autodesk .

//:Data [Interoperability]  Created Algorithmic model to replicate the mountains © 2016 Autodesk .

//: Data [Interoperability]  Algorithm pushes model into Revit as native adaptive compnents © 2016 Autodesk .

AI BIM © 2016 Autodesk .

Algorithmic Optimization Age © 2016 Autodesk .

AI BIM = Integrated [Team] Image curtesy of Redshift © 2016 Autodesk Project Thesis Curtesy of Nate Holland .

AI BIM = Optimized [Affinity] © 2016 Autodesk Project Thesis Curtesy of Nate Holland .

AI BIM = Optimized [Real Estate] © 2016 Autodesk Project Thesis Curtesy of Nate Holland .

AI BIM = Optimized [Footprint] © 2016 Autodesk Project Thesis Curtesy of Nate Holland .

AI BIM = Optimized [Solutions] © 2016 Autodesk Project Thesis Curtesy of Nate Holland .

AI BIM = Optimized [Benefit] © 2016 Autodesk Project Thesis Curtesy of Nate Holland .

What about Optimization for Dynamo? © 2016 Autodesk .

Optimization Algorithms Exist for [Dynamo] too © 2016 Autodesk .

The problem with algorithmic modeling is Intuitiveness (or lack thereof) © 2016 Autodesk .

Option Engineering [Intuitive] Project Fractal © 2016 Autodesk .

Option Engineering [Intuitive] – Optimized Seating Project Fractal © 2016 Autodesk .

AI BIM = Task [Automation]  AI BIM will execute mundane tasks  Frees up Designer and General Contractor  Automates Reports © 2016 Autodesk .

AI BIM = Task [Automation]  AI BIM will execute mundane tasks  Frees up Designer and General Contractor © 2016 Autodesk .

and models the MEP information © 2016 Autodesk . etc. AI BIM = Optimized [3D Coordination]  Future: Feed the computer the load requirements. and the computer algorithm autonomously designs. routes. room types.

beams and footings © 2016 Autodesk . AI BIM = Optimized [Structure]  Manual analysis and modeling is going away  Design-driven reinforcement calculation program for 3D cage modeling  Automates documentation production for reinforced concrete columns.

AI BIM will process international codes © 2016 Autodesk .

AI BIM = Optimal [Daylighting] © 2016 Autodesk .

Virtual Reality vs Mixed Reality © 2016 Autodesk .

Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality  Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality is currently an either or technology  Heavy/Tethered © 2016 Autodesk .

One Headset  One pair of glasses that will give us an AR/VR experience  Light and Comfortable © 2016 Autodesk .

How will robots drastically change the construction industry? © 2016 Autodesk .

3D Print Roads with a “Road Printer” © 2016 Autodesk .

Robotic Fabrication of Structures  Zurich. Switzerland  Not 2D Path  40 Axis Robotic Array © 2016 Autodesk .

SAM (Semi Automatic Mason)  $500.200/Day © 2016 Autodesk .000  Skilled Human=500/Day Max  SAM=800-1.

Fastbrick Robotics  Skilled Human=500/Day Max  Hadrian=1.000 Bricks/hour © 2016 Autodesk .

3D Printers leaving the office  Building on Site to Scale © 2016 Autodesk .

3D Printing Drones © 2016 Autodesk .

The IoT (Internet of Things) © 2016 Autodesk .

© 2016 Autodesk . actuators. buildings and other items—embedded with electronics. software. and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"). sensors.The internetworking of physical devices.

IOT [Internet of Things] © 2016 Autodesk .

Immersion and the [IoT]

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“With All This Automation, What Will We Do?”

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Jobless Future?

 Fast Food Workers
 Writers
 Legal Professionals

What about….
 Architects?
 Contractors?
 Fabricators?

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Jobless Future?

 Fast Food Workers
 Writers
 Legal Professionals

What about….
 Architects?
 Contractors?
 Fabricators?

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How to best prepare yourself and your firm for these changing processes? © 2016 Autodesk .

How to best prepare yourself? © 2016 Autodesk .

Buy a drone  2.Don’t wait for someone else to ask you © 2016 Autodesk .Take your knowledge back to your firm and become the expert  5.Learn some code  3.Take a class on digital fabrication and robotics  4. How to best prepare yourself and your firm?  1.

Questions? © 2016 Autodesk .

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