Transform your Building Information into a Big Data Resource

We have recently created a database framework called Minecart which harvests data from building information sources such as Revit and IFC formats. Our database is designed to represent building information as a scalable relational structure connecting data across multiple projects, documents, elements, and parameters.

Reflecting on the Future of Work

A drafting studio at Bell Labs, 1942. Source “The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed.” - William Gibson As we approach the finish line for 2017, I continue to reflect on the state of the architecture and construction industry as I have in years past. As we contend with global issues … Continue reading Reflecting on the Future of Work

Industry Transformation and the Challenge of Professional Bias

When we work with our clients to create data strategies or custom software, we often find ourselves facilitating and prioritizing a multitude of viewpoints, debating skepticism, and building consensus. In this context we have often found that understanding one variable, more than others, is central to navigating the complexities of stakeholder positions: professional bias. Biases … Continue reading Industry Transformation and the Challenge of Professional Bias

Analytics, machines, and our summer so far…

We are in the heat of the summer season and we have invited summer interns to work with us to experiment with new concepts and technologies. In 2016, we focused on rapid development of focused problem-first workflows and published our content as an open source project. This year, Ally and Nazanin have joined us for … Continue reading Analytics, machines, and our summer so far…