Preview from Deyan Nenov BIM Show Live 2019 talks
Deyan Nenov, Director of Archilizer, will be giving two talks at this year’s BIM Show Live. Here, he gives us a preview of what you can expect.
I am both honoured and humbled to have had two talks selected for BIM Show Live 2019. This is a show that I have respected for many years with its trusted content and insights into future-thinking. At BIM Show Live we expect to be shown new methods of work and what is impacting our industry today and what is to come tomorrow.
In my first talk, Dynamo, Macros and Plugins on Wednesday 27 January, 11:15 in the Technology Stream, I’ll be sharing with you how the AEC Industry is all about digitization these days and how we are part of this discourse on so many levels.
The Power of Computation
The thing is, there are lots of ways to invoke the power of computation. If you want to dive a little deeper into the world of BIM Automation, I will be exploring this topic through the lens of one of the leading BIM software packages out there; Autodesk Revit, and the ways you can tap in its potential using Scripting.
As Computational BIM specialists in London, we help many companies harvest the power of automation. To do that we need to be able to discern the most appropriate tool for the job at hand. We are looking at many factors when deciding which road to take – ease of use, scalability, adaptability, time, efficiency and in this talk, I will cover the rules we employ in our decision-making process.
Join us for a fun talk about Revit API (and find out what it actually is), the democratization power of Dynamo and how to scale your smart computational workflows through Add-Ins.
The stakes will be raised higher than ever with a segment I’ll be delivering on live-coding which can go horribly wrong! Either way, it is going to be a fun yet informative session.
The knowledge gained in this talk is relevant to any major software user of today – think Word, Excel, Photoshop or any other package. Attending this talk is an easy way to familiarise yourself with the digital tools of our craft and will allow you to navigate the ever-changing landscape of technology with greater confidence.
History of the Digital Architect
My second talk on Day 1 at 15:45 is History of the Digital Architect. Not so long ago, HOK’s president Carl Galioto published an article in which he said that the AEC industry is facing some hard times if we don’t recognise the impact that the software we use has on our industry (the name of the article was “Software That Should Be Unifying the AEC Industry Is Impeding Progress and Innovation”). The article raised a valid concern and inspired an archaeological investigation of the profession of the Digital Architect with the hope to find some answers.
This talk is about recognition of the past; of the emergent field of Digital Architecture. It explores the topic in a few different contexts. Digital Architecture is part of the ever-growing discipline of Architecture, a field which has been part of our world for thousands of years.
Ever since we started taming the external environment, we challenged ourselves to find better and bigger ways to build. Through the years we amassed knowledge which caused the fragmentation of the field into many interrelated disciplines. Digital Architecture is the narrow subject that brings together Architecture and Computation.
There are many hypes within the AEC Industry today, each fighting for our attention – it is difficult to know where to invest time and money. However, the role of the Digital Architect is to intimately know and harness the power of every single element that can augment the way we work. UX/UI, Cloud and IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality, security and Blockchain technology, 3D Printing, Fabrication and Nanomanufacturing, Robotics, Big Data and analytics – all of these fall under the expertise of the Digital Architect, so let’s start exploring together.