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Design Automation for Prefab Construction (1 LU/HSW)
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When: Thursday, July 13, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco 94104
United States

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This session will focus on how cloud-based design automation can solve design challenges typical to prefab delivery models. Through instant validation of structural design, architects can meet a wide array of design criteria and deliver high-quality buildings including schools, offices, retail and residential construction along an accelerated design and construction schedule.

The presentation highlights the challenges architects face in designing for prefab, and features a live demo of a design automation platform that can streamline the design process. At the conclusion of the presentation the attendee should understand how they can begin using cloud-based design automation in their own prefab construction projects.



Learning Objectives

After completion of this course, participants will understand how design automation for prefab construction can help solve typical design challenges in Type V commercial construction, including specific strategies for:

  1. Instantly validating structural design across various CA seismic conditions and geographies
  2. Achieving better daylight autonomy in prefabricated buildings
  3. Meeting building flexibility demands for challenging programs like activity-based learning, and
  4. Integrating model outputs within a Revit-based workflow


Pricing and Registration

  • AIA Member: $5
  • General Admission: $10

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About the Presenter

David Smolker, Director of Product Marketing
Project Frog

David joined Project Frog in 2014 after completing his master’s degree in urban design and planning from the University of Washington, where he studied at the intersection of digital technology and the built and natural environments. Before joining Frog, David worked with the National Park Service, Habitat for Humanity, and the San Francisco ideas company MKThink, providing expertise in consulting, marketing, and research and strategy. As director of product marketing, David manages and implements marketing and product development initiatives to support the company’s growth across a range of sectors and territories. He helps to tell the Frog story to customers and channel partners, centered on the delivery of Frog’s technologically advanced commercial buildings and products.