• Diving Deeper with Construction Vision

    370 Jay St

    Avvir is excited to host the next Urban Data Meetup. This session will discuss how machine learning and computer vision are used to create digital replicas of buildings under construction. We'll be providing an overview of what Avvir does and lead an in-depth discussion of our technology including our computer vision and machine learning algorithms. We will cover how those techniques are used to catch construction mistakes, automatically update a Building Information Model, and monitor construction progress. Join us for a fun and informative evening. About Avvir.io Avvir is a Construction Technology company and our Mission is to be the system of record for buildings. We know that the digitization of buildings is happening and that it will fundamentally change the way humanity interacts with the built environment. We envision buildings, and everything inside them, represented by digital twins. These digital replicas will represent not just an asset’s geometry, but every aspect of it, enabling complete knowledge of a building at any time. We want to be at the forefront of this digitization revolution and think the best way to do that is by starting to build those digital twins while the building is built: during construction. Speakers: Raffi Holzer, CEO https://www.linkedin.com/in/raffiholzer/ Cody Phillips, Head of Machine Learning https://www.linkedin.com/in/cody-j-phillips-41858457/ This Meetup is brought to you by the Grid, an Urbantech NYC initiative, and it's supporting members the Urban Future Lab, CIV:LAB and the NYCEDC. https://www.urbantechnyc.com/programs/grid/

  • Sustainable Buildings through Parametric Design

    Learn how parametric design can pave the way to carbon-neutral buildings with Sandeep Ahuja, Founder and CEO of URBAN-X Cohort 06 company, Cove.Tool. Ahuja will demonstrate and share her results on how cutting-edge, user-friendly software integrates performance into design thinking. Building operations contribute to 40% of U.S. carbon emissions and there is often a disconnect between climate change and action in architecture practices. Most other economic sectors have rapidly adopted data-driven tools and processes to achieve sustainability targets but architects have been slow to embrace technology to make better decisions. With the consultant or firm specialist model being used by most firms, only 55% of projects are modeled for energy efficiency. Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define, encode and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response. This event is in partnership with Urban Data Meetup and the Grid --------- Sandeep Ahuja Founder and CEO of cove.tool Sandeep Ahuja, co-founder of cove.tool, brings her experience of building a successful sustainability consulting firm Pattern r+d (the consulting arm of cove.tool). Most recently, Sandeep presented at the UN environment assembly, with 1500 global delegates, on the impact of buildings on climate change, showcased at the Tedx Atlanta, won the Atlanta Startup Battle and a 30 under 30 award for developing cove.tool, the automated sustainability consultant. Multiple publications have written about Sandeep's impact in the AEC industry including Architect magazine, Tech Crunch, Site Selection, ArchDaily and more. With her desire to bring automation into the AEC world, she is pioneering the integration of building performance into the design and construction process by developing and using intelligent technology and software. Cove.Tool cove.tool is redefining energy modeling and parametric optimization by building smarter, more accurate models in a tenth of the time. Using automation for tedious tasks cuts time and cost, leaving the creative part to the design team. The smart software learns everything about a project’s sustainability goals so the custom cove.tool results can help architects, engineers, contractors and owners meet their targets. www.covetool.com