DAY 2 TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS

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DAY 2  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

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TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS @ CityTech

 

in Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle

CityTech (New York City College of Technology-City University of New York) 186 Jay Street – Voorhees Building Brooklyn, NY 11201 map or directions

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE

8:30 AM  Registration and coffee
9:00 AM  Workshops begin promptly
11:00 AM  Refreshment break
12:30 – 1:30 PM  Complimentary lunch
3:30 PM  Refreshment break
5:00 PM  Workshops end

Come participate in a full day of hands-on instruction by industry experts in a small, one-on-one, classroom setting. These workshops will provide professionals and academics with the skills and knowledge to work with cutting edge technologies in a fast-paced and intensive environment. Select 1 from the following 6 workshops.

NOTE: Each student is responsible for bringing their own laptop and the software downloaded as per instructions. Information regarding software version and service release will be communicated upon registration via each instructor along with additional information pertaining to pre-workshop preparation.
 

TECHNOLOGY

1. CALIBRATED FACADES   8 LU AIA CE CREDITS
Grasshopper + Revit
Nathan Miller, CASE
This workshop will investigate Computational Design and BIM-related processes for designing, rationalizing, and documenting complex façade systems using real-world constraints and workflows. Using Grasshopper, participants will design and develop a multivariable parametric façade assembly with considerations for modularity and structural support concepts. The workshop will guide participants through several techniques for rationalizing complex façades into efficient and constructible components using paneling techniques, surface analysis, and data visualization. Following the design and development, the workshop will also introduce participants to new automated workflows for documenting the façade system with Revit BIM.
Required Software: Windows 7 (64-Bit), McNeel Rhino 5.0 (64-bit) with Grasshopper, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 (64-bit) Case will provide new software and updates on the day of the workshop. Please ensure that you have admin rights for installing software on your computer.

2. FACADE DESIGN, ANALYSIS & OPTIMIZATION WITH DESIGNSCRIPT 8 LU AIA CE CREDITS
Robert Aish, Autodesk, Erik Verboon & Gustav Fagerstrom, Buro Happold
DesignScript is a new scripting language for computational architecture, first presented at ACADIA 2012 and AU 2012. The workshop will introduce participants to DesignScript and help participants develop computational design strategies for facade design and performance analysis. Participants will be able to combine the scripting and geometry tools  available in DesignScript with a range of analysis and simulation plug-in’s, including: Robot (structural analysis) [Autodesk], SMART form (form finding) [Buro Happold], Performative Design [Andrew Marsh], Green Building Studio [Autodesk]

This workshop exactly realizes the theme of the symposium which is  to combine façade design with performance analysis. In addition the unique combination of programming facilities available with DesignScript enables participants to easily build their own façade design optimization tools
Required software: AutoCAD 2013 64 bit edition [own license or 30 day trial license], DesignScript [free from Autodesk labs, optionally Robot 2013 64 bit edition [own license or 30 day trial license]

3. ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IN PARAMETRIC ENVELOPE DESIGN
8 LU/HSW AIA CE CREDITS
Grasshopper + DIVA
Jon Sargent, SOM
This workshop will explore computational connections between parametric facade models and environmental performance. Using Grasshopper and the DIVA-for-Rhino plug-in, participants will learn how to feed their design ideas through validated simulation engines to assess daylighting,  energy use, and occupant comfort.  With a series of hands-on exercises, the workshop will walk participants through the process of asking relevant performance questions, setting up geometric and/or material parameters for exploration, running simple optimizations, and drawing actionable conclusions from multivariate fitness landscapes.
Required software: McNeel Rhino 4/5, Grasshopper, DIVA-for-Rhino plug-in

4. INTERACTIVE SURFACES   8 LU AIA CE CREDITS
Firefly
Andy Payne, LIFT Architects
There has long been a desire in architecture to create buildings that are able to actively respond to their environments. The facade of a building is the liminal surface across which information and environmental performance is frequently negotiated. Following the latest trends, it is evident that architects in the future will be increasingly called upon to create building systems, spaces, and structures that are computationally and display some form of intelligent adaptability. Using both Grasshopper and the Firefly plug-in, this workshop will focus on producing facade prototypes that are configurable, sensate, and active.

NOTE: There will be an additional materials fee of $115 added to the registration price. Each participant will receive a specialized Arduino/Firefly electronics kit. The kit includes: an Arduino Uno R3 microcontroller, a 6′ USB cable, a pack of jumper wires, a standard servo motor, a DC motor, a 5V DC power adapter, and the new Firefly Interactive Prototyping Shield (v1.0). This shield provides access to a number of built-in, ready-to-use sensors and actuators including: 3 linear sliders (potentiometers), a light sensor, a two-axis joystick, 3 push buttons, a red LED, a yellow LED, a Green LED, and a Tri-color LED, 2 servo connections, and a high-voltage MOSFET circuit capable of driving lights, valves, DC motors, etc.

5. PYTHON SCRIPTING IN RHINO   8 LU AIA CE CREDITS
Gil Akos, Mode Collective
Scripting offers designers a powerful tool to automate routines, investigate diverse ways to process solutions, and generate intelligent models. This workshop will explore the fundamental concepts and strategic approaches for an effective use of scripts within the creative process. Focusing on implementation within façade design, we will cover a range of techniques including surface panelization, analysis, and variable articulation. Exercises will be delivered through the IronPython/Rhinoscript package with additional content using the GhPython add-on for Grasshopper. Beginners are welcome, but are encouraged to review our introductory online course before arrival to ensure a fun, hands-on, and fast-paced workshop experience.
http://lab.modecollective.nu/lab/introduction-to-python-scripting/

 

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DIALOG WORKSHOPS @ McGraw Hill

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A unique opportunity to have a daylong, in-depth dialog with with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers after they present their current projects as real-world case studies. You will select from morning and afternoon sessions to custom-make a daylong schedule which suits your professional goals. The Workshops will have an intimate class size, creating an environment conducive to innovation and creative problem-solving.

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