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AEC – Architecture – Architecture Design

Jun 05 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 am

AEC – Architecture – Architecture Design

Track Name: Friday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Date: Jun 5 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 am

IPDish and the Big Room That Could

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
The David H. Koch Center design team has been sharing office space (within the actual building under construction) with the extended CM & client field team-including engineers, managers, supers, executives & directors-for the last 2 years. This collaborative approach to this multi-package, fast-tracked & complex project takes on many forms & continues to evolve in response to project demands & project team needs. Perkins Eastman had been engaging with the subcontractors & the CM in regular BIM trade coordination sessions to achieve floor-by-floor sign-off on MEPFP coordination, enabling the engineering submittals to be advanced more quickly thereafter. Perkins Eastman has also been conducting regular meetings with the owner's facilities personnel to ensure they are kept up to speed on coordination to date, as opposed to waiting until work gets put in place or shows up on-site & not have it meet their needs or expectations. The design team's model is maintained current with this trade coordination, field sketches & submittals, so as to create a live database against which other submittals, RFIs & even field fixes are assessed & responded to, with the confidence that the information is accurate & current. The live model is also used to assess the potential impacts & feasibility of any program modifications requested by the client to inform decision-making as to when & whether to implement a given change. Similarly, the design team conducted weekly submittal review sessions with the client based on specific submittals they had identified as high priority & warranting their review. The design team had also engaged in a design assist relationship with the curtainwall manufacturer, working through the various wall types in concept & detail as the precursor to engineered shop drawings. This process has included regular coordination calls/web conferences as well as trips to their assembly plant & engineering offices, supplemented by recurring face-to-face working sessions where drawings were reviewed & commented on in real time. In addition to major building systems & components, an integrated project delivery approach was taken toward the fit-out of the facility as well. Perkins Eastman joined with the millworker in a design assist relationship for their delivery of the inpatient unit millwork, including headwalls, to deliver on the design as developed with the users & hospital administration. Similarly, the project team jointly identified several in-situ mock-ups, based on repetition & complexity, so as to enable installation & fabrication to proceed with schedule & quality assurance once any mock-up issues were vetted-including constructability, sequencing & craftsmanship. Further, a series of repetitive clinical spaces were mocked up-entire fully functioning rooms-allowing user walk-through's where feedback was captured in a database reviewed with the client to determine what changes would be implemented to provide maximum user satisfaction while maintaining client standards & facility consistency. These mockups became living labs to assess millwork, hardware, furniture, equipment, lighting, workflow & ergonomics.


Federico Del Priore

Perkins Eastman

Unlocking the Future of Sustainable Buildings Using Intelligent Manufacturing of Engineered Wood Products

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
The construction sector, an $80 trillion industry, is undergoing transformative change via the internet of things but has the lowest artificial intelligence adoption to date. How do we drive intelligent visual computing to create better buildings, cities, and communities? This talk provides a catalyst for breaking new ground in the world of construction by harnessing the combined benefits of computer vision, artificial intelligence, and search algorithms. The major roles of visual decision making in the end-to-end construction process are illustrated using real-world examples from the largest CLT factory in the world. Specifically, an entirely new vision-based manufacturing process is presented that minimizes lumber waste with an annual savings of over $4 million per year. Additionally, the process allows for the design of the world's largest CLT buildings, up to 18 stories in height. The results provide the first step in the realization of efficient, factory-built, and sustainable approaches to constructing a building--all made possible using the power of computer vision.


Audience Q & A Panel Discussion

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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