October 3, 2008

Structural Engineers and Computer Scientists Hope to Integrate Disciplines to ‘Revolutionize Building Construction’

Tiffany Fox

A group of UC San Diego engineers and computer scientists, together with their counterparts at Germany’s Bauhaus University of Weimar, are hoping to completely reform the way buildings are constructed by integrating the two fields and bringing data visualization and online collaboration to the fore of structural design. More than 30 representatives from both universities met at the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) last week for a “Collaborative on Technology and Society” that focused on Integrative Structural Design, or the merging of sensing, modeling, simulation and visualization into one cohesive design paradigm.

Full story at UCSD News

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