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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.
Note: Personal laptop loaded with the specified software is required to attend technology workshops.
Select 1 from the 3 workshops listed below.
Click on headings below for Prerequisites & Required Software.
In recent years, the AEC industry has seen many examples of complex facade envelope designs. This workshop will explore different techniques for the rationalization of envelope surfaces for efficient fabrication, using a variety of plugins for Grasshopper. Participants will learn fundamental concepts of facade panelization, and optimization thereof, using Grasshopper’s optimization plugin Galapagos.
After covering a number of examples for facade optimization using Galapagos, we will teach a variety of advanced panelization techniques, using the dynamic relaxation plugin Kangaroo. The participants will also utilize the TT Toolbox plugin, which will allow them to track the progress of the design various iterations with Excel.
Beginner to Intermediate knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper.
Rhinoceros 5 Free Evaluation or SR3
Kangaroo Version 0.099 Plugin for Grasshopper
TT Toolbox Version 1.6 Plugin for Grasshopper
MeshEdit Version 126.96.36.199 Plugin for Grasshopper
During the workshop attendees will use Ladybug + Honeybee for Grasshopper which connect Grasshopper to validated energy and daylighting simulation engines including RADINACE, Daysim and EnergyPlus.
The latest version of Ladybug and Honeybee and example files will be provided to attendees.
• What is Honeybee? What is building environmental analysis?
• Energy simulation vs daylight modeling
• Daylight modeling 101 (Radiance skies and materials)
• Model preparation workflows with Honeybee;
• Daylight analysis and results visualization
• Energy modeling 101 (zoning, constructions, schedules)
Beginners’ knowledge of Grasshopper is required.
This class will explore the integration of facade geometry and data from multiple sources with the goal of creating practical, streamlined workflows and enhanced interoperability. The class will explore workflow scenarios using a mix of design, analysis, and BIM software including Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, and Dynamo. We will also explore leveraging raw data for the purposes of visualization using Excel.
Plug-ins – Rhynamo, LunchBox, Slingshot
Plug-ins – LunchBox, Slingshot
Note: Each student is responsible for bringing their own laptop and the software downloaded as per instructions.
Note: Information regarding software version and service release will be communicated upon registration via each instructor along with additional information pertaining to pre-workshop preparation.
Presenters subject to change.
Check in and coffee
Workshops begin promptly
Networking & Refreshment Break
Complimentary Networking Lunch
Networking & Refreshment Break