The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data

Following the trend on this blog to highlight uses of data and analytics, I thought I’d share some of the recent developments in our platform for collecting and analyzing BIM data - Minecart. For the last two years, we have been deploying Minecart as a data "aggregator" for studying underlying model quality and portfolio metrics. … Continue reading The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data

Five ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have

Business intelligence (BI) - technologies used for data analysis and reporting - has been a trending topic in our recent work. Nearly all areas of our consulting service make use of one form of BI or another and Nate's previous blog post highlights a few of these uses. Organizations are seeking insight about what they’re good … Continue reading Five ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have

AEC Tech 2018 – LunchBoxML Workshop Examples

David Stasiuk and I instructed a 4-hour workshop on Machine Learning as part of AEC Tech 2018 - an annual conference hosted by Thornton Tomasetti. The workshop focused on demonstrating architectural use cases for machine learning in the context of our open source LunchBoxML tools. Our course examples are now available on the LunchBoxML Bitbucket … Continue reading AEC Tech 2018 – LunchBoxML Workshop Examples

Summer 2018 – Part 2

Our 2018 summer research internship has come to the finish line! In the last 8 weeks, the Proving Ground research team developed design uses cases for multi-objective evolutionary solvers and  created game engine prototypes to visualize complex spatial databases. The team learned a lot this summer and we wish Maren and Ian all the best … Continue reading Summer 2018 – Part 2