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May 20-21, 2013 Center for Architecture Thornton Tomasetti


About AEC Tech Each year, Thornton Tomasetti hosts New York City’s AEC Tech, welcoming technology professionals from the architecture, engineering and construction industry and beyond. Since its creation in 2013, it has evolved from a twoday conference into a four-day experience featuring professional development workshops, speakers, presentations and a 24-to-30-hour hackathon. We strive to offer the most enriching workshops in the latest technologies, engage industry leaders and provide a forum for project growth, development and networking. By serving as a space where creative minds can devise new technologies, acquire skills and make new connections, AEC Tech is helping build an open community of knowledge sharing to promote industry progression and enhance collaboration and communication.

About CORE studio CORE studio is Thornton Tomasetti’s virtual incubator of ideas. Its name derives from the union of computational modeling and research and development, which are at the core of our firm’s mission. Our team is a diverse assortment of specialists, with each member bringing expert knowledge and an inquisitive mind to projects of every size and scope. Our experience working across all Thornton Tomasetti practices affords us unique insight into the needs of – and solutions for – our clients and our firm. CORE studio provides a valuable interface among design and construction teams, developing new workflows and processes that promote collaboration and enhance building design. Our analyses of today’s practices allow us to envision the optimized workflows of tomorrow.

Programming AEC Tech 2013 was the first event of its kind for the AEC community. The Advanced Computational Modeling Group of Thornton Tomasetti was pleased to host a two day conference that brought together technology leaders from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. The symposium’s first day saw six panels on topics ranging from the current role of computational design in practice to projecting the future of BIM and software within the industry. Day two featured workshops giving attendees an inside look at the new software tools and digital workflows presenters have been developing. As the dust settles and there is time to reflect on the inspiring presentations and discussions, one question rings louder than the rest, “What’s next?” With the continued adoption of more sophisticated software and technologically savvy workflows within the industry, where are we headed? Or, better yet, where should we be headed? The answer will certainly not be simple or singular, but it can only push the role of technology further.

Monday, May 20


Tuesday, May 21


Symposium Opening Notes Robert Otani, CORE studio Computational Design Sebastian Classnitzer and Alex Pollock Shane Burger, Woods Bagot Neil Meredith, Gehry Technologies Charles Portelli, KPF Digital Workflows Cory Brugger, Morphosis Architects Chris Zoog, HOK Michael McCune, CASE Oleg Moshkovich and Kyla Farrell, Lirobig Construction Facades John David Cerone, SHoP Architects Corey Green, Gensler Ben Silverman, Enclos Automation Chien Si Harriman, Terabuild Ben Howes and Jonatan Schumacher, CORE studio Gregor Vilkner, Skanska Digital Fabrication Scott Crawford and Stephen Van Dyck, LMN Zak Kostura, ARUP What’s Next Naciem Nowrouzi and Sam Cochran, Stevens Institute of Technology Shane Burger, Woods Bagot Scott Marble, Marble Fairbanks

Workshops Morning Session Compressive Form-Finding with Kangaroo Ben Howes, CORE studio Hello World iPhone App Toru Hasegawa, Proxy Design Studio Architecture and Computer Gaming Technology Matt O’Brien, University of New South Wales SSI Tools: Rhino to Revit Chris Zoog, HOK Model Interoperability: Rhino to Revit Tim Meador, Perkins + Will Afternoon Session White-Glove Interoperability: Rhino to Revit Michael McCune, CASE CNC Fabrication/Structural Optimization/Grasshopper and Rhino Cam Process within the Context of Coloniatecne Jess Austin, Grimshaw Architects Environmental Analysis = Design Input Matt Naugle and Jonatan Schumacher, CORE studio Grasshopper Components in Visual Studio Robert Cervellione, Cerver Design Studio VB.Net for GH 301: Dynamic Systems Daniel Segraves, Gensler


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AEC Tech 2013  

AEC Tech 2013 hosted by CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti

AEC Tech 2013  

AEC Tech 2013 hosted by CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti