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The Efficiency Boost: Computational Design in AEC | Live Webinar

This live event will introduce you to the latest innovations in computational design and cloud computing for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry.

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Join us on Tuesday, March 21st, for a webinar that will showcase the latest innovations in computational design for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

Hear from a panel of experts, including Thornton Tomasetti | CORE Studio (USA), Webb Yates Engineers (UK), Construsoft (Spain), and Cake Houses (Czech Republic), as they share how they are driving efficiency gains by leveraging Grasshopper and ShapeDiver in their respective projects.

Whether you are an architect, engineer, builder, or designer, this event is the perfect opportunity to learn from four of the most innovative companies in the AEC space. You will also have the chance to interact with our panelists and ask questions during the Q&A session, gaining a deeper understanding of how these technologies work and how you could leverage them in your projects.


Webinar Overview

Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Time: 9am PDT, 12am EDT, 5pm CET

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Part 1: Cake Houses | Matyas Svejdik

About Matyas:

Matyas was born in 1988 in Jeseník, Czech Republic. He is an architect and a self-taught programmer. He studied architecture and urbanism at the Technical University of Liberec and the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. He is one of the co-founders of studio Detektivní Kancelář and also one of the co-founders of the Cake Houses company.

About this presentation:

Cake Houses is a startup based in Prague that specializes in designing configurable and modular architecture. Learn how they drastically reduce design and construction times by using parametric design and CNC machines.

Part 2: Construsoft | Manuel Amicone & David Acevedo

About Manuel and David:

David Acevedo is a civil engineer from Venezuela, specializing in seismic design of structures, parametric design, and computation modeling of structures.

Manuel Amicone is a civil engineer from Argentina specializing in structures and computational design.

About this presentation:

Learn how Construsoft, a leading supplier and developer of BIM software, built two powerful online tools: StarModul, an online configurator used for quoting steel structures, and Optinave, a warehouse calculation tool that includes automatic wind load generation, FEM analysis, and section optimization.

Part 3: Webb Yates Engineers | Dan Cole

About Dan:

Dan is a Senior Structural Engineer at Webb Yates Engineers and has gained experience in various projects, from residential refurbishments to large-scale infrastructure projects. He also leads an internal computational design group within the company.

About this presentation:

Introducing ‘Cactus’, a new parametric tool developed by Webb Yates Engineers to rapidly calculate structural member sizes and embodied carbon. Learn how this tool was made and how it’s used to offer sustainable structural solutions to design teams.

Part 4: Thornton Tomasetti's CORE Studio | Benjamin Howes

About Benjamin:

Benjamin W. Howes is a Vice President at Thornton Tomasetti and is the Director of Application Development for CORE studio. He oversees software applications design and product development, leading a global team of 15+ full-time computational designers, web developers, and application engineers.

Benjamin has specialized computational design, software development, and creative direction experience focused on developing novel computational solutions to contemporary design and engineering problems. He received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. and a Master's degree in Product Architecture and Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. Currently, he is teaching a course called “Parametrics” at Pratt Institute that introduces graduate students to parametric modeling and computational design in Grasshopper.

About this presentation:

Benjamin will share how CORE studio uses ShapeDiver for different Application Development projects. Some use ShapeDiver as a compute microservice behind a custom UI, while others use a custom Enterprise ShapeDiver system to call into Engineering APIs within the Grasshopper definition running on the cloud.


Would you like to learn more about ShapeDiver and how it's used to create powerful automation tools across multiple industries? Then reach out to us by sending us an email to or by using the 'Talk To Sales' button on our website, and we will gladly schedule a one-on-one call with you and your team!

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