Mariusz Gorczyca talks AI and BIM
Mariusz Gorczyca is a R&D Structural Engineer at Kingspan, who will be joining us at BIM Show Live to give us an insight into Artificial Neural Network.
We chatted with Mariusz to find out the links between Artificial Intelligence and BIM and how he became involved in this line of technological development.
What is your current role?
I work as a R&D Structural Engineer with Kingspan in its global innovation centre. My role combines both work on new products and further development of existing products.
We are often challenged with projects coming from all over around the world my role often ranges from simply answering simple questions to predicting behaviours of different components with complex finite element models, or planning and executing physical testing. Personally, the most amusing aspect of my work is to have the ability to verify a mathematical theory with a physical experiment and see how one reflects the other.
What does BIM mean to you and how do you use/implement digital construction methodology on your projects.
To me, BIM means an opportunity. An opportunity to do things better and smarter. To shift our efforts from repetitive tasks and focus on the more creative part of our work – this is what we are all better at than computers.
When did you first start working with BIM?
I have started working with BIM from the very first day of my first work as a Structural Engineer. I was given a choice to build models for structural calculations starting from blank page and follow formwork drawings or to import IFC objects and start from that.
The curiosity made me to go with the IFC option. Because the two applications we have been using didn’t have a native connectivity it required some manual work to update models once changes were introduced to the design.
Nevertheless, it still gave us higher accuracy and took less time. From that time forward, I have realised the huge opportunity which benefits from automating processes, adding connectivity and utilising data generated during work. Most modern applications come with APIs thanks to which a few lines of code can replace hundreds of hours of mundane work.
Why should BIM Show Live visitors attend your talk?
I will introduce to you the more human side of Artificial Intelligence. AI will definitely not take our jobs.
AI will require us to change our approach to solving problems by offering faster and deeper insight into the problems and I would like to invite everyone for a short journey through all the steps on the way to build an example AI powered tool.
Starting from choosing tools and software through generating and processing large amounts of raw data and eventually training and testing and Artificial Intelligence based on Artificial Neural Network models.
What technologies in the AEC industry impress you the most?
Virtual Reality is one of the advancing technologies gaining a lot of my attention. It has a chance to fundamentally change project flows. It allows us to train construction processes before taking an action. It improves communication between different project parties and it offers an opportunity to actually experience a designed space before taking critical decisions.
Mariusz Gorczyca will be delivering his seminar on Day 2 of BIM Show Live, Thursday 28 February at 15:00: Application of artificial neural networks in static structural analysis.