EZ-EC; embodied carbon made eazy

Introducing EZ-EC, our contribution to the AEC Tech 2020 hackathon! EZ-EC (Easy Embodied Carbon) is a web application that can be used by AEC professionals to get quick estimates of embodied carbon performance of building designs in early project phases. As a user, you provide details about the land lot, massing geometry, structural system and façade. As a response, you get the GWPs (Global Warming … Continue reading EZ-EC; embodied carbon made eazy

meet fraiboto, an ai based chatbot encapsulating the collective intelligence of aec organizations

The machine learning bot that improves knowledge sharing and use of existing data within AEC companies Background The idea of this project came around as a conversation about how advanced parametric engineering tools will never be able to replace the power of senior staff with decades of experience in designing structures. They have the ability to quickly answer technical questions using their engineering judgement and … Continue reading meet fraiboto, an ai based chatbot encapsulating the collective intelligence of aec organizations

dynamically loading external assemblies

Recently, I’ve been interested in the architecture of CAD/BIM/FEA systems capable of dynamically loading external assemblies to allow for third-party plugin development. Found this great article by @RickStrahl explaining how this can be done with just a few lines of code: https://weblog.west-wind.com/posts/2016/Dec/12/Loading-NET-Assemblies-out-of-Seperate-Folders Recommended reading for anyone who’s interested in the mechanics of C# plugin development. The comments are of interest too, where another system called … Continue reading dynamically loading external assemblies