Digitalization in the construction industry is becoming increasingly important. That is why, as a BIM Education Day partner, we like to contribute to the sharing of knowledge about digital trends and developments in the sector.
On Thursday morning, 22 August, EGM welcomed about 30 students for an interesting workshop on Generative Design in preparation for the BIM Student Battle 2019. The BIM Student Battle is part of BIM Education Day in which students come into contact with BIMming companies.
The workshop consisted of two parts: BIM, VR, AR; and Gaming & Generative Design. The first part of the workshop focused on BIM as a tool for drafting, where EGM is now, and how we want to grow with BIM. The step from a 3D BIM model to a VR model was quickly made, allowed EGM to share its vision of trends such as VR, AR and Gaming (applied in architecture) using interesting examples and based on its knowledge of innovation.
The second part of the workshop was entirely devoted to the phenomenon of Generative Design, a subject in which Teneré Middelhoek recently graduated with honours at EGM. During his graduation internship, Teneré and EGM used an algorithm to convert a brief into a design. He shared his findings on the subject and took the students on his journey into the world of Generative Design.
After the informative workshop there was time for questions, discussion and an interactive VR experience via the Oculus Rift. The possibilities for internships, graduation and careers at EGM were discussed informally over lunch, after which the programme concluded. The enthusiastic students left EGM armed with a goody bag. All in all, it had been a very successful, inspiring and educational morning.
The BIM Student Battle is a hackathon for third- and fourth-year students of construction-related courses at university level. During the Battle the students work in teams on real cases. The BIM Student Battle takes place on Thursday 5 September to Saturday 7 September at the Archeon.
The BIM Student Battle 2019 is part of BIM Education Day: a congress that brings together BIMming companies, the best BIM students and the latest BIM developments. EGM is one of the speakers during this congress and will host a masterclass with as theme ‘Innovation & Smart Design’. BIM Education Day takes place on 2 October at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Sign up via this link.