Lecture by Maria Lopez: MVRDV – from datascape to BIM

MVRDV Project Leader Maria López Calleja will give a lecture at our department (Architecture and Urban Planning) on Wednesday 22 March, 17-18h. Maria will show recent design projects at MVRDV Rotterdam. In particular, the talk will illustrate how MVRDV uses diverse digital tools, including BIM tools, in their design practice. She will illustrate how tools facilitate simulating and managing the spatial consequences of the desires of the individual parties involved in a design process. BIM has been used by the practice as the next step in the technological development of spatial design and planning, enabling architects to have an overview of project data and giving them the ability to intervene in the datascape in a more intelligent manner, in real-time collaboration with clients, advisors and experts.

Day: Wednesday 22 March
Time: 17-18h
Place: Plateau, J. Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Ghent, Auditorium E

DCU 2017

DCU 2017 – Design, Construct and Use

IFMA, Ghent University and BouwData.net organise the DCU event on 12 October 2017 (14:30 – 21:00) at the Herman Teirlinck Building – Tour & Taxis in Brussels. In this DCU event, we explore the ways in which we can achieve the sustainable development goals set for 2030 using the latest digital technology developments.

Until today there is a big gap between the world of designers, contractors and facility managers. We experiment with DBFM and BIM hoping to improve the collaboration but practical guidelines are often missing. In order to reach sustainable development goals in 2030, we need to improve collaboration using the best of the latest technology trends.

More information: http://www.dcu2017.be/ 

Program (14:00-19:00):

  • Frank Geets – Introduction
  • Frederik Jacobs – The use of BIM at the Herman Teirlinck building
  • Jan Claesen – The use of BIM at Sint Maarten Mechelen
  • Veerle Follens – The meaning of life and real estate
  • Peter Wollaert – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030
  • Alexander De Croo – Digital Agenda Policy Belgium for DCU
  • Leo Van Broeck – The sustainable architect in 2030

BeyondBIM 2017

BeyondBIM2017 will take place on 21st of March 2017, in Ghent @ “Het Communicatiehuis”. If you want to take part, please submit a position paper (4 pages, English) before 17th February 2017.

The first edition of the BeyondBIM seminar took place in 2015. This open seminar aims to gather researchers in Belgium to discuss technology advances in the architectural design and construction industry. Although the seminar has a considerable flavour of BIM (Building Information Management) to it, it also aims to go beyond that and look at information exchange in the construction industry in general. This includes topics outside the regular BIM track, such as simulation data, sensor data, GIS data, heritage data, product data, and FM data.

Contributions are welcomed that look into the technical aspects of combining BIM information with other information, as well as position statements regarding future applications and research directions.

CFP 4th LDAC Workshop – 21-22 June 2016

The Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC) workshop series aims at bringing researchers, industry stakeholders, standardization bodies and other interested members of this growing community together. The workshop allows to present current developments, coordinate efforts, gather stakeholders use cases and plan future activities. The topic of the 2016 event is again “The use the Web of Data technologies for building information management in diverse practical use cases”.

The 2016 edition will take place on 21-22 June 2016, and it is organised by María Poveda Villalón and Raúl García Castro of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain.  More information and registration can be found at http://smartcity.linkeddata.es/LDAC2016/.

Beyond BIM 2015

beyondBIM

The BeyondBIM open symposium took place on 9 December 2015 in the STAM city museum. This symposium was organised by dr. Pieter Pauwels and dr. Stefan Boeykens (DStudio & KULeuven). The day was filled with a rich set of state-of-the-art research presentations by both academic researchers and leading industrial companies. About 40 participants took part, hereby representing HOWEST, KULeuven, UGent, ULg, VUB/ULB, the city of Ghent, TNO, BB, VITO, BricSys, DStudio, NEANEX.

The full program and all presentations are publicly available at http://www.beyondbim.ugent.be/.

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AIDE 2015 Call for Participation

1st Workshop on Artificial Intelligence & Design
www.di.uniba.it/~lisi/AIDE2015/
September 22nd, 2015 – Ferrara, Italy
co-located with AI*IA 2015

Topics
The AIDE workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the interplay between AI and design via the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting edge research and developments of material that integrate these two areas.

Contributions of interest to the workshop are those describing AI approaches that are needed, under development or being explored for design activities in a variety of domains such as:

  • Architecture design
  • Engineering design
  • Geodesign
  • Environmental design
  • Product design
  • Software design
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Design for visual and auditory digital media (e.g., music, film, animation, entertainment)

The organizers encourage also the submission of interdisciplinary research across these and related domains where design plays a central role.

Registration
Registration fees can be found at http://aixia2015.unife.it/registration/
Only on-site registration is available now.

Organizing Committee
Stefano Borgo
Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC CNR, Trento

Domenico Camarda
Department of Civil Engineering, Politecnico of Bari

Francesca A. Lisi (contact person: francesca.lisi@uniba.it)
Department of Computer Science, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

LDAC Workshop Report available

A very successful 3rd edition of the International Workshop on Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC) was held from 15 to 17 July 2015. A full workshop report is available at http://ldac-2015.bwk.tue.nl/. Please also take a look at the presentations.

In 2016, the 4th International Workshop on Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC) will be organised by the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG – http://www.oeg-upm.net/) at the Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM).

BuildingSMART Linked Data group initiated

At the London Technical Summit of BuildingSMART, which took place in March 2015, a proposal has been made and accepted to set up a BuildingSMART Linked Data group. The home of this buildingSMART Linked Data Working Group is http://www.buildingsmart.org/standards/standards-organization/groups/linked-data-working-group/. The proposed buildingSMART Linked Data Group is responsible for building and maintaining a recommended version of an ifcOWL ontology as an equivalent to the IFC EXPRESS schema. The ifcOWL ontology is to be used in linked data and semantic web applications that consume IFC data. The group meets at regular intervals, both virtual and live, to keep track of and discuss possible enhancements to the ifcOWL ontology. The Linked Data Group is part of the Technical Room of BuildingSMART and closely interacts with the other working groups.

More information: http://www.buildingsmart.org/standards/standards-organization/groups/linked-data-working-group/
Get the latest ifcOWL ontology: https://www.w3.org/community/lbd/ifcOWL
Join the group: contact Pieter Pauwels or Jakob Beetz (TU Eindhoven)

CFP 3rd LDAC Workshop – 15-17 July 2015

The Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC) workshop series aims at bringing researchers, industry stakeholders, standardization bodies and other interested members of this growing community together. The workshop allows to present current developments, coordinate efforts, gather stakeholders use cases and plan future activities. The topic of the 2015 event is “The use the Web of Data technologies for building information management in diverse practical use cases”.

The 2015 edition will take place on 15-17 July 2015. The event will be held back-to-back with the eg-ice workshop (13-15 July) on the campus of the TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The event will follow, to a large extent, the program outline and set up that was used in the 2014 LDAC workshop. Namely, in addition to a high number of plenary sessions, two parallel tracks will take place: one track focuses on industrial use cases and vocabularies for the Web of Building Data, and the other focuses on technical advances and prospects. In addition, a number of hands-on sessions will be hosted as well.

PREPARE A PRESENTATION (15+5min.)
Submit a 2-pager position statement (about 800 words) before the submission deadline (27 May 2015), including the following:

  • Title, authors, contact addresses, affiliations
  • Which session do you wish to present in: use case, technical, or plenary
  • Abstract, introduction, short presentation of your work, and main contribution to the LDAC event
  • Key references

Please submit directly via email: J.Beetz@tue.nl and/or pipauwel.pauwels@ugent.be.

PREPARE A HANDS-ON SESSION (60min.)
Note that we can host a maximum of 6 hands-on sessions. Submit a 4-pager statement before the submission deadline (27 May 2015), including the following:

  • Title, authors, contact addresses, affiliations
  • Short presentation of the main topic of the proposed hands-on session
  • Indication of how you plan to organize the hands-on session
  • Facility requirements (server, beamer, …) and requirements for attendees (own laptop, software installed, …)

Please submit directly via email: J.Beetz@tue.nl and/or pipauwel.pauwels@ugent.be.

REGISTRATION FORMULA
Attendance of the LDAC workshop is free. Dinners on Wednesday and Thursday are on your own expenses, but we will make a group reservation in a nice restaurant for those interested. Please register your attendance via email: J.Beetz@tue.nl and/or pipauwel.pauwels@ugent.be.

MORE INFORMATION
http://ldac-2015.bwk.tue.nl/