How Computational Design Is Creating a Dynamic Engineering Landscape

The WSPnext initiative provides thought leadership on advances in computational design to improve efficiency and provide quality engineering solutions for WSP projects globally.
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Computational Design methods were used by Built Ecology for a high-performance design competition to inform the design of a net-zero energy design municipal building. Scripts automatically calculated the optimal shading for each window of the building based on solar angle, contextual shading and energy impact. The project won first place and fan favorite.
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Computational design tools were used to automate the analysis of multiple combinations of façade design parameters and visualize the results in a color-coded matrix to identify different pathways to energy code compliance.
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The 2019 WSPnext Global Summit in New York collected computational design leaders from around the company.

Author

Elliot Glassman
Senior Associate & Senior Technical Principal, Built Ecology
United States