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amrkhaled

I am an architectural student and I studied programming in many different fields for 5 years ago, but I did not specialize in anything specific and I have experience with many programming languages, so I needed to know is it possible that programming be useful to an architect? If so, where can I start it?

 
Dec 4, 20 10:16 am
Non Sequitur

It can be... parametric designs and whatnot... BIM management too, but you don't need a stand alone programming degree to get a good handle on that stuff.

Dec 4, 20 10:28 am  · 
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amrkhaled

Ok thanks , i will try know about BIM management and parametric design

Dec 4, 20 8:37 pm  · 
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zonker

Start by learning C#, Python, working with Rhino and Grasshopper, as well as Revit and Dynamo. study architecture, and take programming classes. Thats what I did anyway

Dec 4, 20 12:07 pm  · 
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amrkhaled

Nice i have knowledge about python and c# but i didn't know that there can use in architecture
thanks for that

Dec 4, 20 8:39 pm  · 
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randomised

Do you want to be an architect that knows programming or a programmer that can apply their skills to architecture?

Dec 4, 20 1:16 pm  · 
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amrkhaled

I wanna be architect knows programming

Dec 4, 20 8:40 pm  · 
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Scenario

It is becoming more common. 

For example there a Spanish company which specialises in BIM and computational design.

https://www.modelical.com/en/c...

Dec 6, 20 6:10 am  · 
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JAK-90825
Join a firm, get your license, run some projects, detail some flashing, pay your license renewal, build your company some Revit plug ins to increase productivity, detail more flashing, maybe market the plugins online to other firms (assuming they stand out against other plug ins out there), pay your taxes, detail flashing....and rule the world!

Seriously though Id look into how you could leverage programming into not just Revit or whatever program is used to document the project. Listen to your colleagues complaints/wishes and try to develop tools for those things.

Some aspects that could be addressed are generative construction cost estimation models, project code compliance programs (IBC, IMC, IPC, IECC, etc - like COMcheck for building codes), RFP package generator, energy modeling, etc. Id look to really understand the full process for a project to determine what more is out there to develop tools for. There are plenty of things to fine tune in the process that are inside and outside the BIM model.
Dec 7, 20 8:39 pm  · 
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ДмитрийСтерлингов

Everyone would have such zeal as yours

Dec 8, 20 5:18 am  · 
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jandakembang

nice

Dec 8, 20 6:01 am  · 
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apscoradiales

amrkhaled,

Learn how to customize architectural applications. As it is now, programmes are as good as useless "out of the box". Sell it then to the architects, engineers, governments...

Governments, at least up here in Canada, have their own standards that they want you to follow, like layers, text styles, hatching...., but it's sometimes very difficult to follow. Come up with an easy way, and you will do everyone a favour plus probably make some money in the process.

Dec 8, 20 12:12 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

Do yourself a favour and do not look at the current GofC BIM standards... it's a nightmare.

Dec 8, 20 12:15 pm  · 
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apscoradiales

That bad? Do you have to train the staff to use it?

Dec 8, 20 12:18 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

Their standards are geared towards furniture accounting... which is totally useless if you're doing a building. It's more than that, but only slightly. They also require families to be built in very peculiar ways with no 3rd party or manufacturing information. This means you can't use a supplier's model unless you're willing to spend hours (for each type) removing all trademarks and corporate IP. What worse is that most of the project managers have been sold that BIM gets them instant 3D graphics that they will, at will, request impossible things like walkthroughs with accurate furniture systems and building components. Doable (for a healthy cost) if you can use existing families but damn near impossible if you need to meet their reqs. Then they will ask for CAD files and you're stuck changing all the layers because revit exports to CAD like a toddler throws spaghetti on the floor. 

I'd continue, but I require 2 pints of Guinness to do so. Let's just say that in my office, I am the BIM guru, and I outright refused to participate in making the changes as per their template.  Told them they should just do CAD instead unless they add an extra zero to our fee.

Dec 8, 20 12:25 pm  · 
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apscoradiales

LOL!

Dec 9, 20 9:23 pm  · 
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