This Wednesday, 20th February, Ramboll Computational Design Lead Paul Jeffries is giving a talk at the IStructE London HQ on Computational Design and how it can be scaled up throughout the AEC industry. For more information and to sign up to attend visit the event page: https://www.istructe.org/events/hq/2019/february-2019/digital-transformation-computational-design-at-sc
For our office Christmas tree this year we decided to do something a bit different and build our own. We also needed a new centrepiece for our London reception area after the Leadership Bridge moved to our new Birmingham offices. The design team behind that earlier project was reconvened to tackle this new challenge and once again RCD took responsibility for the geometric design.
We decided to take the opportunity to combine two of our favourite structural forms; tensegrity and hyperboloids. Continue reading “Christmas Tensegritree”
Salamander 3, a new structural modelling and interoperability tool developed by RCD lead Paul Jeffries, is now in open beta and available to download from Food4Rhino. The tool adds the ability to model structural elements such as beams, slabs, nodes etc. inside Rhino and for this data to be exchanged with analysis packages (at present, Autodesk Robot and Oasys GSA). Continue reading “Salamander 3 now in open beta”
A recording of the talk I recently gave as part of the ‘Design Discourse’ series at Imperial is now available on YouTube, here:
If you’ve arrived at this blog, you will probably have had some exposure to the concept of ‘computational design’. You may also have heard some of the related terms that fall under this heading – ‘parametric design’, ‘algorithmic design’, ‘generative design’ and so on. As computational design is still a relatively young and evolving field the meanings of these terms can be a little vague and are used by different practitioners in different ways. This article presents the vision of computational design that we have in Ramboll and the role that we see it having in the future of the industry. This is what *we* mean by computational design. Continue reading “What is Computational Design?”