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David Beach

ED2398: Structural Simulation for Architects: An Introduction to Structural Thinking for Design Students

(Duration 01:18:19)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Describe modifications and enhancements that a simulation process can create in learning structural design
  • Understand read, and apply simulation data as part of a design process
  • Describe the process of modeling with the structural toolset in Revit
  • Use structural simulation tools in Revit

Description

Description

Teaching structural design to architecture students is a bit like teaching a bowling ball to float. Both design students and bowling balls require a change in their core states to be successful in their relative tasks. Visual thinkers, like most architects, struggle with the analysis and calculation process of structural design. As a result, they rarely gain comfort with the iterative requirements of designing compelling structures that are additive to design expressions. By introducing architecture students to structural simulation in Autodesk® Revit® software, the learning process is modified to work with visual thinkers—developing a stronger connection to the design process and improved direct feedback (visual in nature) to the ramifications and potentials of design decisions. This class will outline the opportunities and pedagogy of structural simulation as a predesign effort and design development strategy in the architectural education studio course.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Educator, Educators, design students, and architects who want to extend and improve their design thinking with a basic understanding of structural simulation in Revit

Speakers

Speakers

David Beach

David R Beach is an architect and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Hammons School of Architect at Drury University. Specializing in digital design technology, David is an advocate of full digital immersion as part of a traditional design process augmenting workflow to leverage technology to inform the design process, collaborate with clients and communities, and rationalize decision making through an analysis only allowed through the Building Information Modeling process. At the Hammons School of Architecture David teaches in the design studio curriculum 2nd Year experience, the Center for Community Studies working at the urban design scale, and both the introductory and advanced digital design technology courses.

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Tags

Published

  • 2012
  • ED2398

Software

  • Autodesk Revit for Architects
  • Autodesk Revit for Structural Engineers

Industry

  • Education

Topics

  • Educator Summit
  • Architecture and Building Design