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Workshop on Construction-Aware Design
March 18 - 19, 2019
Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside

Agenda

  • Day 1Monday, March 18th
  • Day 2Tuesday, March 19th
9:00 am

Registration

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 09:00 - 09:45 Details

9:45 am

Opening

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 09:45 - 10:00 Details

10:00 am

Form Finding by Shape Optimization and Vertex Morphing | New Developments and Challenging Applications

Vertex Morphing has been introduced as a most powerful numerical tool for shape optimization and form finding of structures.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 10:00 - 11:00 Details

Prof. Kai-Uwe Bletzinger, Technical University of Munich (TU Munich)
11:00 am

Bim-Based Model for the Automatic Generation and 4-D Scheduling for Concrete Skeleton: A Graph Theory Approach

This research presents a model framework that extracts building elements, along with their topological relationships and geometrical properties, from an existing fully designed Building Information Model (BIM Model) to be mapped into a directed acyclic Elemental Graph Data Model (EGDM).

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 11:00 - 11:45 Details

Prof. Khaled Nassar, American University in Cairo (AUC)
11:45 am

Designing Patterns using Triangle-Quad Hybrid Meshes

In this talk, Chi-Han Peng will present a framework to generate mesh patterns that consist of a hybrid of both triangles and quads.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 11:45 - 12:30 Details

Dr. Chi-Han Peng, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
12:30 pm

Lunch

KAUST 12:30 - 14:00 Details

2:00 pm

Repetitive Structures | Design and Construction of Curved Support Structures with Repetitive Elements

In his talk, Eike Schling will present a variety of architectural studies which aim to construct gridshells from repetitive parts.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 14:00 - 15:00 Details

Dr. Eike Schling, Technical University in Munich
3:00 pm

Coffee Break

KAUST 15:00 - 15:15 Details

3:15 pm

Design4 | Challenges Shaping the Future of Construction

This presentation aims to explore the role of this revolution in shaping the future of construction and the implications of this change to the field of Design.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 15:15 - 16:00 Details

Prof. Ahmed Shehata, Umm Al-Qura University Prof. Mohamed Fekry, Effat University
4:00 pm

Computational Design of Lightweight Trusses

In this talk, Dr. Caigui Jiang will talk about building an efficient computational framework for the design of lightweight trusses which satisfy functional specifications with a minimal amount of material.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 16:00 - 16:45 Details

Dr. Caigui Jiang, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
9:30 am

Performance-oriented Architecture | Advancing Architectural Design and Construction through Information-based Computational Design

The talk will focus on specific approach to performance-oriented architecture and a related method framework termed information-based computational design, which operates at the intersection between architecture, geometry, engineering, computer and environmental science.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 09:30 - 10:30 Details

Prof. Michael Hensel , Technical University in Vienna (TU Wien)
10:30 am

Generative Adversarial Networks for Construction-Aware Design

This talk has three parts. In the first part, I will give a general overview of generative adversarial networks (GANs) and highlight some of the great results achieved with state-of-the-art GANs. Second, I will highlight some of my own work employing GANs for image and shape synthesis. Third, I will discuss challenges of applying GANs to construction aware design.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 10:30 - 11:15 Details

Prof. Peter Wonka, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
11:15 am

Can Digital Construction Address HealthCare Facility Challenges?

In this session, you will look at Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry project based on a 2D construction contract in Saudi Arabia.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 11:15 - 12:00 Details

Mr. Youssry Salman, Saudi Binladin Group
12:00 pm

Lunch with Poster Presentation

KAUST 12:00 - 13:30 Details

1:30 pm

Geometry of Structures in Force Equilibrium

Recent advances in extending graphic statics towards structural design tools give rise to a variety of interesting and challenging problems in applied geometry. In the present talk, we will discuss recent research in this direction, which includes the following topics: (i) Polyhedral meshes in force equilibrium, (ii) material minimizing structures and (iii) alignment of principal curvature and principal stress directions. It is shown how relations to differential geometry and to a simple non-Euclidean geometry lead to deeper understanding and the development of efficient algorithms.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 13:30 - 14:30 Details

Prof. Helmut Pottmann, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
2:30 pm

Coffee Break

KAUST 14:30 - 14:45 Details

2:45 pm

BIM-Assisted Framework for the On-site Autonomous Robotic Assembly of Complex Structures

In this talk, Mohamed Dawod will present an automation framework that utilises the BIM model to guide a robot to autonomously detect, manipulate and assemble complex structure made of many distinct elements.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 14:45 - 15:30 Details

Mr. ​Mohamed Dawod, University of Kassel
3:30 pm

Design Processes

This talk will illustrate and discuss practical approaches to the development of complex designs, informed by material and structural properties. The main focus will be on bending active and kinetic structures.​

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 15:30 - 17:00 Details

Dr. Florian Rist, Technical University in Vienna (TU Wien) / KAUST