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Join Retriever: Query Towards Constructability

If we treat a building model like a database, will we have a new route to ensuring building constructability and sustainability? Join from San Francisco is exploring a path towards that.

Last year, Join released their query tool, Retriever, at SFDUG. This month, they're coming to Boston to share latest updates, and gather feedback from the Boston AEC community. From checking model health or owner requirements, to a faster and more flexible way to extract data from models, Ye Wang, the co-founder at Join, will go through a number of use cases of Join Retriever. She'll also walk through the basics of BQL, the building query language that made the magic happen.

Ye has developed various computational modeling tools for the mechanical world prior to Join. She was a principal engineer at Onshape, a Boston-local startup that developed the first cloud-based CAD. She worked on Autodesk additive manufacturing platform, which later folded into Forge. Her research back at MIT was focused on new tools for computational fabrication. Ye will be in town from Feb 12th to Feb 15th, if you're interested in beta-testing Retriever or just chat more about building design, her email is [email protected].

Image: Ye Wang, Join

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