Although the physical conference was cancelled due to COVID-19, we still thought you’d be curious to know about BIM Director Marcello S.’s two sessions developed for this year’s SEI Congress. The annual conference is a premier event within the profession, working to stimulate technological advancement and improve professional practice. We’re hoping the Congress gets rescheduled, but in the mean time here’s the run-down on Marcello’s sessions which highlight JAMA’s expertise in employing the latest BIM/VR technologies.
Session 1 – VR For Structural Engineers: An Interactive Presentation This initial roundtable will center on VR in practice and features JAMA, Walter P. Moore, Thornton Tomasetti, and Odeh Structural Engineers. Marcello is going to focus on our use of VR in the engineering of Nancy Ruben’s Agrifolia Major sculpture. For those not familiar, this fascinating progressive technology usage in 2017 for large-scale art met the artistic vision, structurally accommodated an array of environmental loads, and facilitated assembly and anywhere on the globe. Digital pictures were translated into 3d renderings, then meshed and translated again into a video. VR was used to align and place components (in this case animals) to match the artist’s clay mock-ups, and then exported as a digitized model that was exported into SAP2000 and REVIT for analysis and drawing production.
Session 2 – Creating Custom Tools for Your Firm’s Analytical Software and the Benefits of Sharing. This second session will focus on specific tools and processes, and how they can be customized and applied via structural analysis software. The motivation is to not only create efficiencies, but to create a sharing movement within firms and project teams as a benefit to all.
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