Month: May 2019

JUNE 11 Event – Speaker Focus #3

David Beslich (Hansen Yuncken)

HYway Data Driven Construction

Bio

David has been a Director of Hansen Yuncken since 1995 and was appointed to the Chair in December 2011. With a degree in Architecture, David has held a number of project and management related roles within Hansen Yuncken NSW over his 30 years’ service. With the continued growth of Hansen Yuncken as a national building contractor, and with an annual turnover of $1.2bn, David now has responsibility for the strategic growth of this 97 year old business. His particular focus is on the creation of an innovative construction business by the use of “smart technologies” and integrated work processes in the delivery of Hansen Yuncken projects.

HYway

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JUNE 11 Event – Speaker Focus #2

Paul Wintour (Parametric Monkey)

Digital Fabrication & Metric Monkey

Bio

Paul is the founder of Parametric Monkey and a registered architect in NSW (#10188) and the UK (#078726D). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and has a detailed understanding of the complexities within the construction industry, having worked extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands. Paul holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory and has also studied at the Queensland University of Technology and l’école d’architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine where he received a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours. He has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Hong Kong, and the Architectural Association. Paul is the founder of Parametric Monkey and a registered architect in NSW and the UK. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and has a detailed understanding of the complexities within the construction industry, having worked extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands. Paul holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory and has also studied at the Queensland University of Technology and l’école d’architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine where he received a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours. He has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Hong Kong, and the Architectural Association.

Digital Fabrication & Metric Monkey

Paul will present some of his recent work including the digital fabrication on UTS Central, and  MetricMonkey, Parametric Monkey’s feasibility software which enables architects, urban designers and property developers to evaluate designs in real-time via an interactive dashboard.

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JUNE 11 Event – Speaker Focus #1

JUNE 11 Event – Speaker Focus #1

Shawnee Finlayson (BVN)

Auto Layout: a large goal with small beginnings

Twitter:@Shawnee_fi
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Bio

Shawnee is a National Design Technology Coordinator at BVN Architecture. As a self-professed nerd she has a growing passion for implementing data-driven design processes on projects and using data analysis and visualisation to showcase their advantages. During her 7 years in the Arup Building Structures Team she continually pushed the limits of their software and practices by implementing parametric workflows on a vast range of exciting projects using Dynamo and Grasshopper. It was here that she developed an insatiable need to automate the boring tasks associated with day-to-day activities and she continues to feed this hunger for efficiency at BVN. By combining technology research, data analysis and visualisation, she hopes to establish new data driven design workflows that will have a substantial and positive impact on BVN’s projects.

Auto Layout: A Large Goal with Small Beginnings

The BVN Sydney studio has individually movable desks. The ultimate goal is to be able to do full layouts automatically, but there are a number of sub-tasks that present significant obstacles! This talk will outline what these tasks are, how they relate to each other and how we’ve solved some of them so far. Our current state is around collecting information about the status quo. The present is surprisingly hard to understand!  We’ll outline how we rebuilt the studio model using a lidar scan, how we’re tracking desks using QR codes, computer vision, beacons and harry potter, how we pass data around using raw JSON for everything, and where all this leads into reinforcement learning and GANNs.

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