44 FORGE

Team Members:
Steffen Franz, Robert Irmler, Philipp Westner, Andreas Hubel

Technologies used:
Project Tango, FORGE

Concept:
The project tries to contribute to the field of as-is BIM generation by fusing geospatial data and indoor spatial data. During the AEC Hackathon in Munich 2017 we developed a prototypic client-server architecture to achieve a live visualization of indoor scan data based on the Autodesk Forge Viewer and the Google Project Tango. We developed an Android App for the Tango tablet that integrates the Forge Viewer. We use the Tango technology to collect indoor spatial data of a building and post the data to a Node.js server in (almost) real-time. On the server-side we assemble data from multiple Tangos and distribute it to multiple clients via Web Socket connections. On the client-side we then integrate the indoor scan data into an existing Forge Viewer model of the buildings envelope geometry.

Presentation:
Pdf / Video

Two and a Half Developer

Team Members:  
Helge Hecht, Olli Kattelus, Daniel Zibion

Technologies used:
FORGE

Project Name:
BIM Square

Concept: 
Using the Forge APIs in a scenario of collaboration with a focus on the change management between the different model revisions during a project. The viewer is used as a visual aid to convey information and serves as a reference during communication as well. A neat management of changes reduces the time consumption when searching for past mistakes and can help to communicate changes across disciplines more clearly.

GitHub Link: 
https://github.com/hechth/forge-boilers.nodejs

CTU group

Team Members:
Jan Petrš, Jindřich Ráftl, Michal Kovářik

Technologies used: 
Dynamo Studio, KUKA PRC, KUKA KR3

Concept:
FREFRAM project explores possibilities of using modular system for free-form architecture through computational design. FREFRAM is based on hexagonal shapes which are composed by Wang tile algorithm, extended by fractal division. During the workshop hexagonal shape fabrication was tested by robotic arm KUKA.

Presentation:
Pdf / Video

B(E)ACON – RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM,  GERMANY

Team Members:
Jochen Teizer, Olga Golovina, Maneul Preschewski, Markus Propach

Technologies used:
Revit, Dynamo, Microsoft Azur

Concept:
Digital transformation is an ongoing challenge in construction. Whereas central storage and planning with Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be considered state-of-the-art, the integration of real-time data like environmental and localization data of construction workers in indoor work environments can provide further benefits for safe operations management in construction and facility management. This project introduces the concept of permanent availability of up-to-date actual performance data sets through an Internet-of-Things (IoT) approach that integrates environmental and localization data in a cloud-based BIM platform. In our work, we reflect on the usage of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the lean and injury-free (LIFE) construction management  approach, create a concept to implement the topics in existing systems, design and create a prototypical application, validate the prototype in field-typical work settings, and critically review the results.

Presentation:
Pdf / Video

TIDES

Names of Group Members:
Alexander Grass, Junghwo Park, Ilie Stanese (SIDE GmbH), and Torsten Künzler (Bollinger-Grohmann)

Software used: 
Dynamo Studio, KUKA PRC, KUKA KR3

Project Concept:
With the development of the technology, it allows for us to embark on new construction methods. In particular, we are interested in Robotic Fabrication by using Autodesk Dynamo and Kuka package. The main idea for the proposal is to create the intelligent fabrication system for the real world construction, such as reinforcement bending and placement, penetrating panels, cutting, etc parametrically. The challenge was learning the visual scripting so as to control the Kuka robot and understand the constraints of the parameters. Therefore, we aim to explore the various scripting examples for the starting point. Our final goal is to create the complex floor slabs by cutting the material by using robot and place the columns on the slabs to construct nonhomogeneous spatial condition. In turn, fabrication always takes time and it was great challenge for us to understand the robotic fabrication throughout Hackathon.